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the study of cross-cultural health systems
a healing approach based on modern Western science that emphasizes technology for diagnosing and treating health problems related to the human body
in the disease/illness dichotomy, a biological health problem that is objective and universal
culturally shaped perceptions and experiences of a health problem
a collection of signs and symptoms that is restricted to a particular culture or are a limited number of cultrures
the process through which the body absorbs social stress and manifests symptoms of suffering (aka embodiment)
fright/shock disease, a culture-specific syndrome found in spain and portugal and among latin people wherever they live; symptoms include back pain, fatigue, weakness, and lack of appetite
culturally specific casual explanations for health problems and suffering
human health problems caused by such economic and political situations as war, famine, terrorism, forced migration, and poverty
healing that emphasizes the social context as a key component and which is carried out within the public domain
healing that emphasizes balance among natural elements within the body
a male or female healer
healing through the use of plants
an approach within medical anthropology that considers how aspects of the natural environment and social environmental interact to cause illness
the intergenerational transfer of the negative effect of colonialism from parents to children
placebo effect/meaning effect
a positive result from a healing method due to a symbolic or otherwise nonmaterial factor
critical medical anthropology
approach within medical anthropology involving the analysis of how economic and political structures shape people's health status, their access to health care, and the prevailing medical systems that exist in relation to them
labeling a particular issue or problem as medical and requiring medical treatment when, in fact, that issue or problem is economic or political
disease of development
a health problem caused or increased by economic development activities that affect the environment and peoples relationship with it
the existence of more than one health system in a culture, or a government policy to promote the interaction of local healing systems into biomedical practice
applied medical anthropology
the application of anthropological knowledge to further the goals of health care providers
Why do health care disparities matter?
Which of the HP2020 goals is/are most closely related to the concept of expansion of mortality-compression of morbidity?
To achieve the health benefits associated with physical activity, how many minutes of moderate intensity physical activity does the American College of Sports Medicine recommend on a daily basis?
Performing venipuncture, as prescribed by a physician, falls within the radiographer's scope of practice.
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