The Yoruba Traditional Healers of Nigeria

By Mary Adekson

© 2004 – Routledge

156 pages

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About the Book

This work examines the counseling approaches and techniques used by Yoruba traditional healers of Nigeria. It also describes the functions performed by Yoruba traditional healers when they work within the Yoruba cultural milieu. The information elicited from Yoruba traditional healers through videotape and interviews was analyzed by a Nigerian woman from the Yoruba ethnic group. The results of the volume support the premise that culture plays a significant role in the kind of healing methods and counseling techniques used by professionals and traditional healers, as well as in the type of professionals chosen by clients for consultation concerning their problems.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Review of Related Literature 3. Methodology and Procedures 4. Case Facts and Hypothesis 5. Case Facts and Hypothesis Continued 6. Discussions, Summary, Related Observations and Recommendations

About the Author

Mary Adekson is Professor in the School of Education at St. Bonaventure University.

About the Series

African Studies

History, Politics, Economics and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC057000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues