Synopses & Reviews
This unique book applies concepts from the field of anthropology to clinical settings to result in a powerful and dynamic model/theory of clinical anthropology. These clinical settings could include hospitals, police and probation situations, individual and marriage and family counseling, as well as cross-cultural issues, governmental policy, and other instances of educational delivery of concepts and behaviors that allow individuals/groups to reduce stress and move toward personal/group health. In addition to appealing to anthropology and other social/behavioral science scholars, this book will be useful to clinicians of many specialities within Western biomedicine including physicians, nurses, and health care administrators.
John Rush's is no ordinary medical or applied medical anthropology book of the 1980's or 1990's. It is a refreshing antidote to the narrow scholarly specializations and narrow interests that have made anthropology over at least the past two decades so parochial a field. I know of no other clinical/medical anthropology work like it. In addition to appealing to graduate anthropology and other social/behavioral science scholars, this book should appeal to clinicians of many specialties within Western biomedicine.Howard F. Stein, Professor of Family Medicine University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center author of Prairie Voices (Bergin &Garvey, 1996)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -281) and index.
About the Author
JOHN A. RUSH is a Marriage and Family Communication Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, and Certified Medical Hypnotherapist.
Table of Contents
Becoming Who We Are
The Origins of Culture
Humans as Physical and Social Information Systems
Elements of Clinical Anthropology
Culture and Conflict