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Buy and Download Description This paper focuses on links between medical pluralism, refugee health issues and forms of healing that together are seen through a lens of self and wellbeing as part of a process of embodiment. The study is concerned with individual Tamil persons that experience and embody a dramatic social and cultural change that challenge questions of illness and healing as these are interconnected to constitutions of identity and personhood. The investigation was conducted among Tamil refugees in Norway who make use of and negotiate between various medical approaches to health and well-being. I see Tamils' quest for well-being as broadly defined and embedded in social and religious relations. From this perspective, health and healthcare are not limited to the arena of interaction between doctor and patient, but involve a variety of coping strategies among the 'normal' Tamil population. Also, the perspective of well-being acknowledges the traditional perspectives of medical pluralism (Loudon 1976, Kleinman 1980, Jacobson-Widding and Westerlund 1989, Samson 1999, and others), and opens for less recognized aspects such as social or communitarian practices. Additionally, I seek to avoid the difficulties related to the often-used concepts of disease, illness and disorder (Kleinman 1980, Hahn 1984, and others). This paper focuses on links between medical pluralism, refugee health issues and forms of healing that together are seen through a lens of self and wellbeing as part of a process of embodiment. The study is concerned with individual Tamil persons
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