This unique book applies concepts from the field of anthropology to clinical settings to result in a powerful and dynamic model/theory of clinical anthropology. Clinical settings could include hospitals, police and probation situations, individual and family counseling, as well as cross-cultural issues and governmental policy. The model presented in this work allows individuals and groups to reduce stress and move toward personal and group health. Although a textbook, the style is easy reading. What others have said about this work:
“John Rush’s is no ordinary medical or applied medical anthropology book of the 1980’s or 1990’s. It is a refreshing antidote to the narrow scholarly specializations and narrow interests that have made anthropology over at least the past two decades so parochial a field. I know of no other clinical/medical anthropology work like it.”
Howard F. Stein
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
The terms “Clinical Anthropology” and “Clinically Applied Anthropology” have been in the literature for many years. Until now, however, there was no model that would set this field apart from clinical psychology, psychiatry, or Western biomedical practices. Using an information processing model, Dr. Rush presents a unique process for understanding both social/emotional illness and physical illness; this makes Clinical Anthropology distinct from the other disciplines.
Combined with his companion works, Healing the Self & Others, Aging and Nutrition, and soon to be released, The Holistic Health Practitioner: Clinical Anthropology and the Return to Traditional Medicine, the professional, as well as parents, educatiors, anyone, will have a process and tools for dealing with many social/emotional and physical problems.