Key questions of medical anthropology – Reviews

The following 12 reviews – thematised in five groups and selected from six countries – are offered as a representation of the recent scientific discussions in medical anthropology in relation to our central domain, health and healthcare delivery. Initially a thorough literature review was conducted in all partner countries in the national languages, resulting in 10-12 items per country with brief annotations. Afterwards, a careful selection has been made with regard to our focal points grounded in the critical incidents analysis. The selected articles were reviewed and summarised in English by our partners. This collection can be read here, in this part of our reader.

Health Professionals and how they perceive patients from diverse ethnic groups (UK)

Intercultural Encounters in Danish Hospitals – Lived Experience of Diversity (DK)

How come the antiretroviral therapy is failing in a continent like Africa where the importance of these treatments is crucial? (FR)

Indigenous and biomedical concepts of disease: A complementary approach to HIV/AIDS prevention in Mozambique (AT)

Why alternative medicine is so popular and what do we learn about the European medical system in a Chinese clinic? (HU)

Perception of and reaction to the “Chagas” disease in a non-endemic Country: A Multidisciplinary Research, Bologna, Italy (IT)

Stabbing pain? A burning heart? Cultural variations in the experience of pain (AT)

Women and mothers: Meaning of their vulnerability in migration flows (IT)

Elderly ethnic Danes´ and immigrants´ use of public care services (DK)

Using intersection theory to explore the multi dimensions of inequality and difference (UK)

Complex entanglements: migration and health in Austria (AT)

Self-selective mechanisms: the institutional patient paths in the treatment of arterial diseases (arteriosclerosis obliterans) – the case of the Roma (HU)