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Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
July 29, 2014
Doral, Florida - Dr. Rafael Martinez, Director of the Education, Criminal Justice and Undergraduate Psychology Programs at Carlos Albizu University - Miami Campus has published, as senior author of a chapter in the recently published (2014) two-volume book titled MULTICULTURAL APPROACHES TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN AMERICA.
In this unique set of books edited by Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung describing the variety of cultural approaches to health practiced by people of varying cultural heritages, the chapter SANTERIA AS A CULTURALLY HEALING PRACTICE is co-authored by Dr. Martínez, Dr. Mathew J. Taylor, Dr. Wilma J. Carter, Ms. Jami L. Hirsch, and Ms. Cheryl K. Webster from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
The book describes the variety of cultural approaches to health practice and places them in stark context with traditional Western approaches to health care and medicine. Examining health practices such as Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that focuses on the sensing of the body organs, the mind, and the soul; and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the author examines why these different approaches can explain some of the cultural variations in health behaviors, differences in why people get sick, and how they cope with illness.
Author: Carlos Perez
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