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Unformatted text preview: Class 14 - Alternative Healers I. Self-care most common for illness A. Quickest, easiest, cheapest, most comfortable; self medicated: lets someone become distracted B. If problem persists, then people seek medical care II. Alternative care A. Similar advantages to self-care B. If problem persists, then people seek medical care III. Study of alternative healers in New Jersey: essex A. Interviews and participant observations: 130 alternative places; went along andthen interviewed over 300 people; faith healing, Christian science, meditation, yoga B. 10% of NJ residents use a wide range of alternative healers; low estimate; national study: 42% of Americans use alternative care, 27 billion dollar business in a yr IV. Why do people go to alternative healers? A. Value system (responsibility for own health; belief that body will heal itself) B. Social status: specific healing because it is popular C. Social support through group activities D. Non-medical theory of illness causation (psychological: mind influences physical health and spiritual: D....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course CHEM 161, 101 taught by Professor Hansell during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08