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world view

 [werld vu]
the perspective a culture takes of the world, which is shared by cultural group members. Though not always overtly recognized, world views influence health and illness beliefs and behavior; for example, a world view of harmony and balance shapes a view of health as a balance of natural forces, a world view that is largely technological leads to a view of illness analogous to the breakdown of a machine, and a world view focusing on fear and violence shapes a perception of illness as the result of evil forces.
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I will draw on some of the discussion presented by Watson & Chambers (1989) in an attempt to clarify some of the understandings associated with the Aboriginal ways of knowing or world view.
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 World View's clients to have regular media updates through Mediastow's media analysis solutions.
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Then they received a huge boost from the Judeo-Christian world view with its notions of mercy, the protection of the rights of the weak, and the call to sacrificial service.
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An art history world view does little for a profession that depends on making buildings and places actually work.
And with these sciences came a world view, cosmology and even cosmogony that proceeded on its own.
'These have been taken from the whole range of mankind's history, and bear on personal faith and a world view,' writes the compiler, DM Prescott.

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