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Ethnomedicine: Religion and Healing

Ethnomedicine: Religion and Healing

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  1. Ethnomedicine: Religion and Healing Chapter 6 Lehmann text

  2. Ethnomedicine • Importance of culture • Universality of cure and cause of diseases with religious basis • Types of causation for disease • World Health Organization • Intercultural contact & diseases • Contact film (Brazil) • Rejection to Western medicine

  3. Ethnomedicine • Applied anthropologists • Advantage & disadvantage to health care systems • Natural vs. supernatural explanations • Ethno botany: curative properties in plants • Native Americans • Africa • Latin America

  4. Ethnomedicine • Mental Illnesses • Traditional healers vs. Western psychologists • Lack social stigma • Statistics • WHO multicultural 7yr. Pilot study • Nigeria and India • 58% Nigerians & 51% Indians viewed as cured • 6% Denmark & 27% in China

  5. Ethnomedicine • Supernaturally caused illnesses • Sorcery • Breach of taboo • Intrusion of a disease object • Intrusion of a disease-causing spirit • Loss of soul • Difficulty of determining the frequency and incidence of illnesses. • Mental Illnesses

  6. A School for Medicine Men By Robert Bergman

  7. A School of Medicine Men • Background • The Rituals • The School • Obtaining Funds • The Training Program

  8. Class Activity • In a small group, discuss and analyze the article by Edward Halperin. • Should Academic Medical Center Conduct Clinical Trials of the Efficacy of Intercessory Prayer? • What is the author’s position? • What is your position or view?