Medical Anthropology Reader

This handbook has the ambition to introduce the non-initiated reader into the universe of medical anthropology, showing different ways in which this discipline engages with, challenges and supports various therapeutic practices.  Despite  this goal, the book should not be read as an introduction to medical anthropology, rather as a guide for health professionals to the many ways cultural factors may interfere with their work. The book is structured in a way that it can be read independently, but it also connects to another product of the project Healthy Diversity, especially to the book: “Manual  of Critical Incidents” – a collective enterprise bringing together the perspectives of 6 European countries on health sector, interculturality and medical anthropology.

*The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained there.

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