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Stephen Hansell, Ph.D. Department of Sociology Institute for Health Research http://sakai.rutgers.edu shansell@rci.rutgers.edu 609-203-2830
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Class 14 Alternative Healers
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IV. Special Case: Phone and Internet A. E-mail B. Internet, chat C. Texting, twitter D. Conclusions
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I. Self-care most common for illness A. Quickest, easiest, cheapest, most comfortable B. If problem persists, people seek medical care II. Alternative care A. Similar advantages to self-care B. If problem persists, people seek medical care
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III. Study of alternative healers in New Jersey A. Interviews and participant observations B. 10% of NJ residents use a wide range of alternative healers
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IV. Why do people go to alternative healers? A. Value system B. Social status C. Social support through group activities D. Non-medical theory of illness causation
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E. Limitations of modern medicine 1. Not good at preventing disease 2. Not good at curing vague symptoms of malaise 3. Often lacks personal approach 4. Not good at improving quality of life
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V. Types of alternative healing
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