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Unformatted text preview: - common US cultural understandings of health disparities:-false reasons for health disparities (according to video): lack of personal responsibility, unfortunate but not unjust, lack of cultural competence-critical medical anthropology, CMA, reframes conventional questions on healthcare -symbolic anthropologys critique: struggles for control are shaped by cultural meanings and practices (cultural knowledge of body, health, illness; health seeking behaviors, rituals; stigma; symbolic dimensions of healing; clash between unequally valued forms of knowledge); need to integrate these concerns into a CMA health equity approach-ideas on healing we have studied: CMA approach, symbolic approach, cultural competency (and cultural humility), biomedical approach; none are comprehensive, they must overlap, be considered together to fully answer questions on health-CMA reframes the questions: conventional question (which populations have the worst health?) versus CMA/ health equity question (what causes unequal production and distribution of the conditions that...
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- Fall '09
- Medical Anthropology