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Buy and Download Description The papers in this volume all convey plurality in medicine. The perspectives differ from one study to another and plurality is exposed and explored at different levels and in different contexts. And yet some patterns seem to cut across all the differences. From the health-seeking behaviour of Tamil refugees in the north of Norway to treatment of mental illness in Ghana and Mexico, and from psychologists in Hungary to homoeopaths in London, a very broad concept of health and healing seems to be of importance. All papers show that sick persons, families and healers interpret symptoms as signs of social and spiritual disturbance. In fact, social and spiritual aspects of sickness and healing seem to be generally acknowledged and acted upon, a feature which questions the hegemonic concept of sickness as a physical problem primarily calling for physical interventions. A pattern connecting people in all the localities studied is that whatever sickness they suffer, the problem is not only understood as a problem of the physical body, but also as one of the self. And strategies to get well likewise concern not only well-being of the body, but also restoration of the self and of relations with others, be they neighbours, spirits, saints, or God. The papers in this volume all convey plurality in medicine. The perspectives differ from one study to another and plurality is exposed and explored at different levels and in different contexts. And yet some patterns seem to cut across all the dif
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