Health-seeking behavior and the meaning of medications in balochistan, Pakistan.
A wide variety of health care options-home-based, indigenous, and cosmopolitan-exists in northem Balochistan, Pakistan.
This paper examines health-seeking behavior in the area of mother and child health for villagers in this pluralistic medical setting.
The analysis of a specific series of illness episodes shows that the majority of cases obtain treatment from different medical systems for a single episode.
Interest in medications takes precedence over practitioners, and the meaning the villagers attach to such substances is explored.
Long-established patterns of behavior relating to indigenous medicine continue to occur when cosmopolitan medicine is utilized.
Mots-clés Pascal : Demande thérapeutique, Motivation, Croyance, Médecine occidentale, Médecine traditionnelle, Médicament, Attitude, Mère, Enfant, Homme, Pakistan, Asie, Self care
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Therapeutical request, Motivation, Belief, Western medicine, Folk medicine, Drug, Attitude, Mother, Child, Human, Pakistan, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0442615
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.