It is popularly believed that advances in technology and the increasingly widespread availability of such technology will lead to a lessening of the influence of culture on the practice of medicine.
However, this spread of techology is in fact having the opposite effect, since it is more likely that a given patient will receive treatment in a different cultural community than his or her own, possibly administered by care-givers from yet another culture.
The cultural backgrounds of the patient, medical staff, disease, community and technology all play a part in influencing the treatment and its outcome.
This paper attempts to highlight some of the cultural factors that most influence medical treatment and to suggest ways in which the negative effects of the impact of culture on medicine can be overcome.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Système nerveux, Influence, Aspect culturel, Attitude, Mort cérébrale, Relation médecin malade, Traitement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Nervous system, Influence, Cultural aspect, Attitude, Brain death, Physician patient relation, Treatment, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0243966
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/06/1997.