The author adopts a critical stance toward the assumptions, beliefs and behaviors underlying western biomedical tradition as it is enacted within the health care arena, in this paper.
On the basis of a cross-cultural comparison of how health belief systems depict the nature of health, the nature of illness and the role of healers, this paper will analyse the degree to which traditions other than western biomedicine seem to influence much of our decision making and behavior as practitioners and recipients of health care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Santé, Norme sociale, Attitude, Croyance, Milieu culturel, Relation soignant soigné, Etude transculturelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Health, Social norm, Attitude, Belief, Cultural environment, Health staff patient relation, Crosscultural study, Human
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