Anthropology, nursing and midwifery : a natural alliance ?
Anthropology, and its supposed operationalisation within transcultural nursing, is becoming increasingly prominent in educational curricula in the U.K. This increase in interest is driven both by governmental pressure to provide more culturally appropriate care, and an intuitive notion that anthropology, nursing and other related professions such as midwifery have a common basis of mutually overlapping and re-enforcing theory and practice.
This paper explores the question of whether there is a natural alliance between anthropology, and the applied aspects of health care disciplines such as nursing and midwifery, by examining some of the concepts underlying each discipline, and the ways in which these concepts are applied in practice.
Anthropology is the study of culture, and it is suggested that a more complete understanding of this central concept is essential if it is to be utilised in the applied disciplines encompassed by the practice of nursing and midwifery.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Soin, Infirmier, Sage femme, Personnel sanitaire, Milieu culturel, Anthropologie, Pratique professionnelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Care, Nurse, Midwife, Health staff, Cultural environment, Anthropology, Professional practice, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0078825
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 21/05/1997.