Alternative Health Maintenance and Healing Systems for Families

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Psychology Press, 1987 - Health & Fitness - 171 pages
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This important book offers timely discussions of movements in modern medicine that have had great impact upon the family--the hospice movement and the integration of the family into birthing, care of the dying, the chronically ill, and the mentally ill. This book emphasizes that alternative health practices, often viewed as archaic by Western-trained health care personnel, do no have to be in conflict with modern medical practices, but can instead enrich and expand them. The authors discuss fascinating health practices which are changing the course of medicine.
 

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Contents

Family Health Practices and the Social
6
Lay Midwifery
23
Policy Issues
33
A Life Course Perspective on Hospice and the Family
39
Entry into a Personal and Family Life Stage
50
Unanswered Questions and Policy Issues
56
The Future of Folk Medicine
71
Mutual Support Groups for Families of the Mentally 111
77
Single Package
102
Bonding
110
A Model with Focal Behavioral
117
Placebo Response
125
Illness and Suffering
133
An Ancient Model for Health
139
Analysis of the Rite of Passage
160
Glossary
167

Amniocentesis and the Social Construction
95

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Sussman is UNIDEL Professor of Human Behavior Emeritus at the College of Human Resources at the University of Delaware.

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