When Culture Impacts Health

Bringing the hard-to-quantify aspects of lived experience to analysis, and emphasizing what might be lost in interventions if cultural insights are absent, this book includes case studies from across the Asia and Pacific regions –Bangladesh, Malaysia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. When Culture Impacts Health offers conceptual, methodological and practical insights into understanding and successfully mediating cultural influences to address old and new public health issues including safe water delivery, leprosy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and body image. It contains useful methodological tools – how to map cultural consensus, measure wealth capital, conduct a cultural economy audit, for example. It provides approaches for discerning between ethnic and racial constructs and for conducting research among indigenous peoples. The book will be indispensible for culture and health researchers in all regions. Discusses global application of case descriptions Demonstrates how a cultural approach to health research enriches and informs our understanding of intractable public health problems Covers methods and measurements applicable to a variety of cultural research approaches as well as actual research results Case studies include medical anthropology, cultural epidemiology, cultural history and social medicine perspectives

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  • Author : Cathy Banwell
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 380 pages
  • ISBN : 0124159435
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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When Culture Impacts Health

When Culture Impacts Health
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 January 2013
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Bringing the hard-to-quantify aspects of lived experience to analysis, and emphasizing what might be lost in interventions if cultural insights are absent, this book includes case studies from across the Asia and Pacific regions –Bangladesh, Malaysia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. When Culture Impacts Health offers conceptual, methodological and practical insights into understanding and successfully mediating cultural influences to address old and new public health issues including safe water delivery, leprosy,

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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 December 2013
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 05 December 2008
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 27 March 2004
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  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics and Committee on Population
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 27 July 1996
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 29 June 2004
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  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release : 29 June 2018
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  • Author : Sylvie Manguin,Vas Dev
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 18 July 2018
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  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 27 September 2018
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There are many reasons to be curious about the way people learn, and the past several decades have seen an explosion of research that has important implications for individual learning, schooling, workforce training, and policy. In 2000, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition was published and its influence has been wide and deep. The report summarized insights on the nature of learning in school-aged children; described principles for the design of effective learning environments; and provided examples

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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 30 September 1998
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  • Author : JudyAnn Bigby,American College of Physicians--American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Publisher : ACP Press
  • Release : 01 January 2003
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  • Author : Peter A. Hall,Michèle Lamont
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 17 August 2009
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  • Author : Department of Psychology Stanley Sue,Stanley Sue,James K. Morishima
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release : 13 October 1982
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 04 June 2020
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