This book covers the major theoretical perspectives, content areas, and methodologic approaches that presently characterize the field of anthropology and primary health care. It is of great value to physicians, epidemiologists, program managers, and other international health professionals.
Section I: Overview and Historical Background 1. The Evolution of Anthropology in International Health 2. The Primary Health Care Dialectic: History, Rhetoric, and Reality Section II: Critical Perspectives 3. Is Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine Really Possible? 4. The Role of Anthropologists I Primary Health Care: Reconciling Professional and Community Interests 5. Technology and the Social Distribution of Knowledge: Issues for Primary Health Care in Developing Countries Section III: Extending Primary Health Care into the Community 6. Maori Community Health Workers: A Mixed Reception in New Zealand 7. Compulsory Medical Service and Primary Health Care: A Mexican Case Study 8. Using Anthropological Techniques in Program Design: Successful Nutrition Education in Indonesia Section IV: Ethnomedical Models 9. Public Health and the Domestic Domain: Lessons from Anthropological Research on Diarrheal Diseases 10. Vaccinations in South Asia: False Expectations and Commanding Metaphors 11. Folk Models of Hypertension among Black Women: Problems in Illness Management Section V: Issues and Methods in Applied Research 12. Applied Anthropological Research Methods: Diarrhea Studies as an Example 13. Anthropology, Health Education, and the Evolution of Community Control in Primary Health Care 14. The Anthropologist and Primary Health Care