Decolonising Knowledge: Biomedical Beliefs and Indigenous Medical Practice

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Title: Decolonising Knowledge: Biomedical Beliefs and Indigenous Medical Practice
Authors: Moore, Ronnie (Ronald George)
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Date: 1-May-2019
Online since: 2019-07-22T08:57:54Z
Abstract: Critical discussions about medicine and medical practices are cognoscente of the evolution of such practices and the historical and cross-cultural developments of healthcare systems, or arenas. in a seminal text, Charles Leslie outlined some of the key examples in terms of comparative (Asian) healthcare systems. This sets the scene for future generations of researchers to apply a more comparative understanding, not just to Asian medical systems but to any such cross-cultural analysis of medicine and health care. The text also brings into sharp relief the relative merits and potential drawbacks of applying a unified homogenized overarching approach to medical practice. This chapter therefore concerns itself with the idea of healthcare systems rather than any notion of a single universally agreed medical practice and the meaning this has for “modern medicine” in the contemporary world in the (post) industrial West and in the so-called developing societies.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Apple Academic Press
Start page: 223
End page: 238
Copyright (published version): 2019 Apple Academic Press
Keywords: MedicineMedical practicesHealthcare systemsAsian medical systems
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: George A., Babu, S.S., Ajithkumar M.P., Thomas, S. (eds.). Holistic Healthcare Volume II: Possibilities and Challenges
ISBN: 978-1771887151
Appears in Collections:Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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