9780415883399

Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health

  • ISBN 13:

    9780415883399

  • ISBN 10:

    0415883393

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 07/08/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

As Caribbean communities become more international, new paradigms for understanding their illness perceptions and treatment preferences must be developed. Despite evidence supporting the need for culturally appropriate care and the integration of traditional healing practices into conventional health and mental health care systems, it is unclear how such integration would function since little is known about the therapeutic interventions of Caribbean healing traditions. Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health fills this gap. Drawing on the knowledge of prominent clinicians, scholars, and researchers of the Caribbean and the diaspora, these healing traditions are explored in the context of health and mental health for the first time, making Caribbean Healing Traditionsan invaluable resource for students, researchers, faculty and practitioners in the fields of nursing, counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatry, social work, youth and community development, and medicine.

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