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medical anthropology

The study of the impact of biology, culture, ecology, economics, environment, language, politics, and society on healing, health, health care, illness, and treatment.
See also: anthropology
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On a recent night, Alberto Villoldo, a medical anthropologist, psychologist and shaman, gave a talk in the club's dim lobby called 'Hacking Your Neurology With Sacred Plant Medicine.
This was the fourth event since medical anthropologist Gideon Lasco put out the idea on his blog, 'Pinoy Mountaineer.
According to the medical anthropologist Arthur Kleinman, before the seventeenth century, human consciousness was not only collective but also a bio-psycho-spiritual unity.
According to Diane Tober, a medical anthropologist and filmmaker who produced Perfect Donor, a documentary on how young cash- strapped women are recruited to donate eggs, up to 30 per cent of the donors experienced some form of health complication, including varying degrees of OHS, an ovarian medical condition which in extreme cases can lead to death.
However, medical anthropologist Aunchalee Palmquist suggested women in Cambodia didn't have many options to when it came to their livelihood.
About a decade ago, UTC medical anthropologist Zibin Guo wondered if the tai chi that serves so many purposes could be adapted to help people with SCI/D maintain and even expand their ranges of movement.
Edward Green, an American medical anthropologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and author of Indigenous Theories of Contagious Diseases (ITC), sees considerable parallels between indigenous notions in Africa and modern biomedicine.
A partnership formed by the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, led by U of S medical anthropologist Carolyn Tait, will contribute to work undertaken by the Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health, a $25-million project financed by a private foundation and a national research body.
Cultural and medical anthropologist Merrill Singer introduced and conceptualized the idea of the syndemic in the mid-1990s as being the synergistic interaction of two or more afflictions in a population that increases negative health consequences.
Paul Farmer, medical anthropologist and founder of the global health phenomenon Partners in Health, and Dominican Fr Gustavo Gutierrez, a Notre Dame professor widely considered the father of liberation theology.
15] At UCT, for example, a structured course in 'Culture, Psyche and Illness' in the second and third years of the medical undergraduate programme is run by a medical anthropologist, a psychiatrist and a social worker, bringing cultural and psychological perspectives to cases presented in a problem-based curriculum through an integrated process.
ADRIE KUSSEROW is a medical anthropologist teaching at St.

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