Culture, Health and Illness - 2nd EditionCecil Helman, London GP and internationally renowned medical anthropologist and writer has sadly died, on 15 June at the Royal Free Hospital, from complications of motor neurone disease. He left South Africa soon after and came to Britain to take up general practice and study social anthropology at University College London under Professor Mary Douglas. He continued to work for 27 years as a GP in North London but also pursued a parallel academic career in teaching and research as Senior Lecturer at University College and Professor at Brunel University. He was known internationally as one of the foremost experts in medical anthropology, the cross-cultural study of health, illness, and medical care. His seminal textbook, Culture, Health, and Illness was first published in Now in its fifth edition it remains prominent on every GP trainee's reading list as well as those of other health professionals and students of anthropology. Not content to concentrate solely on clinical and academic pursuits he also became well known for his writing and poetry and was even known to turn his creative hand to painting.
Culture, health, and illness
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This important volume includes key papers which outline the history, concepts, research findings and recent controversies in medical anthropology - the cross-cultural study of health, illness and medical care. Among the topics covered are transcul
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Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals, Second edition discusses the fundamentals of medical anthropology. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that present both the theoretical framework and case histories relevant to the topic. The coverage of the text includes the relationship of culture to various health related concepts, such as pain, pharmacology, stress, and epidemiology. The book also discusses the doctor-patient relation, the various sectors of health care, and the scope of medical anthropology. The text will be of great use to professionals in health related fields. Researchers and practitioners of anthropology, sociology, and psychology will also benefit from this book.
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