Medical Anthropology, Health, Psychology, And Medical Sociology

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Medical Anthropology, Health Psychology, and Medical Sociology
Revlon B. Briggs
Tennessee State University

Medical Anthropology Medical Anthropology is health science that studies human health and diseases, healthcare systems and bicultural adaption. (McElroy, A., 1996). It views humans from a multidimensional and ecological perspective. (McElroy, A.& Townsend ,P.K.(1989).It is one the most highly developed arears of anthropology and applied anthropology, and is a subfield of social and culture anthropology that examines the ways in which culture and society are organized around or influenced by issues of health, health care and related issues.( Seymour-Smith , C (1990), The term medical anthropology has been used since 1963 as a label for empirical research theoretical production by anthropologists into the social processes and cultural representations of health illness and the nursing care practices associated with these.(Scotch ,Norman A 1963) in Bernard J. Siegel ,Biennial Review of Anthropology 3 Stanford, California: Stafford University press, pp. 30-68). On the other hand , in Europe the terms of anthropology of medicine, anthropology of health, and anthropology of illness was used to translate medische anthropologie’; a Dutch word chosen by authors during the 1940s to refer to philosophical studies on health and illness.(Pedro Lain Entralgo, 1968),State of Disease: Outline of a chapter of a Possible Medical Anthropology ). Medical…

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