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ERIC Number: ED183767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Selected Bibliographies and State-of the-Art Review for Socio-cultural Factors in Health. Volume 4: Socio-cultural Factors in Health References. International Health Planning Reference Series.
Fraser, Renee White; Shani, Hadasa
Intended as a companion picce to volume 4 in the Method Series, Sociocultural Factors in Health Planning (CE 024 232), this fourth of six volumes in the International Health Planning Reference Series is a combined literature review and annotated bibliography dealing with social, cultural, and behavioral aspects of delivering, planning, and assessing health care in developing countries. The review identifies literature relevant to anthropological, sociological, and ethnomedical contributions to the study of health care systems. The first part offers background material for understanding cultural belief systems related to health in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia (definitions of health). In the second part the responses to illnes and beliefs regarding health that permeate any culture are described at the generic level. The third part reviews transcultural commentary on providing modern medicine to countries still using traditionl medical systems. Two case studies are included. The 193 references included in the review are contained in the bibliography. The format for each entry is author, title, source or publisher, data of publication, and annotation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Behavior, Beliefs, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Evaluation, Health Education, Health Services, Literature Reviews, Medical Care Evaluation, Planning, Psychology, Public Health, Social Influences, Technology Transfer, Values, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Health Development Support Bureau.
Authoring Institution: White (E.H.) Co., San Francisco, CA.; Office of International Health (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Africa; Asia; Central America; Middle East; South America
Note: For related documents see CE 024 223-237.