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The Resource Healing traditions : alternative medicine and the health professions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor

Healing traditions : alternative medicine and the health professions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor

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Healing traditions : alternative medicine and the health professions
Title
Healing traditions
Title remainder
alternative medicine and the health professions
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Blair O'Connor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The popularity and practice of alternative medicine continues to expand at astonishing rates. In Healing Traditions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor considers the conflicts that arise between the values and assumptions of Western, scientific medicine and those of unconventional health systems. Providing in-depth examples of the importance and benefits of alternative health practices-including the extraordinarily extensive and sophisticated HIV/AIDS alternative therapies movement-O'Connor identifies ways to integrate alternative strategies with orthodox medical treatments in order to ensure the best possible care for patients. In spite of the long-standing prediction that, as science and medicine progressed-and education became more generally available-unconventional systems would die out, they have persisted with undiminished vitality. They have, in fact, experienced a reinvigoration and expansion during the last fifteen to twenty years. In the United States, this renewal is fueled by people representing a wide cross-section of American society, and most of them also use conventional medicine. This eclecticism can result in conflicts between the values and assumptions of Western, scientific medicine and those of unconventional health systems. O'Connor demonstrates the importance of understanding how various belief systems interact and how this interaction affects health care. She argues that through neutral observation and thorough description of health belief systems it is possible to gain an understanding of those systems, to identify likely points of conflict among systems-especially conflicts that may occur in conventional care settings-and to intervene in ways that ensure the best possible care for patients
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Bonnie Blair
Dewey number
610
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
R733
LC item number
.O36 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 C-540
  • WB 890
NLM item number
O18h 1995
Series statement
  • Studies in health, illness, and caregiving
  • Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative medicine
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Hmong Americans
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Health Services Research
  • United States
  • MEDICAL
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Alternative medicine
  • Hmong Americans
  • United States
  • Alternatieve geneeskunde
  • Geneeskunde
  • AIDS
  • Middenklassen
  • Hmong (volk)
  • Leverziekten
Label
Healing traditions : alternative medicine and the health professions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining and understanding health belief systems -- Critical approaches to literature and theories -- Hmong cultural values, biomedicine, and chronic liver disease -- Vernacular health care responses to HIV and AIDS -- Implications for the health professions
Control code
619384444
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283211000
Lccn
94032190
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35d22p
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)619384444
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Healing traditions : alternative medicine and the health professions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining and understanding health belief systems -- Critical approaches to literature and theories -- Hmong cultural values, biomedicine, and chronic liver disease -- Vernacular health care responses to HIV and AIDS -- Implications for the health professions
Control code
619384444
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283211000
Lccn
94032190
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35d22p
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)619384444
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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