People and Cultures of Hawaii: A Psychocultural Profile
John F. McDermott, Wen-Shing Tseng, Thomas W. Maretzki
University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 1980 - Social Science - 241 pages
"In addition to the rich and useful material which this book provides any health worker or student of Hawaiian society, it also serves as a fascinating series of case studies in the adaptation of non-Western groups to a Western industrial society." --Journal of the Polynesian Society
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I remember volunteering at the Medical School Bookshop in my undergrad years, and stocking this book on the shelves.I cannot emphasize how important it is for medical students, and medical professionals (nurses, dentists, etc.) to really understand what fears and desires that different cultures have.
In order to accomplish your goals as a successful practitioner, you would need to get inside the mind of your clientele, in this case, your patient, and 'sell' them the concept, or therapy, or cure that you are offering.
Too few young practitioners, and educators, who teach these future healers, understand this vital concept.
Thus the pain and suffering, and legal actions that occur.
If you have a penchant to write, we need more books like this, in different cultures, societies, and languages.
Let this book be the catalyst.
This was written after an interaction with Dr. Koenig (neurointensivist) at Queen's Medical Center, ICU 4th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813, January 2014.
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