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Urban Philippine healers and their contrasting clienteles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7318486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper is concerned with medical pluralism in a Philippine setting. It reports on results of a study of four indigenous healers and their patients in Cebu City. The city is a modern medical center in the Philippines, with more than 500 practicing physicians. But its indigenous healers also treat numerous patients, and many patients utilize both physicians and healers during the course of an illness. Of the four healers discussed in this paper, two had the largest followings of any healers in the city at the time of the study, the other two had very modest practices. Significant social and medical contrasts between the clienteles of these healers are described in the paper, and the implications of these differences are discussed with respect to decisions people make about their health care in an area with diverse medical resourses.
R W Lieban
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Culture, medicine and psychiatry     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0165-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cult Med Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-13     Completed Date:  1982-03-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707467     Medline TA:  Cult Med Psychiatry     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anthropology, Cultural
Educational Status
Medicine, Traditional*
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Residence Characteristics
Social Class
Urban Population

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