Two pathways to health : exploring potential relationships between traditional Mi'kmaw medicine and Western biomedicine

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Petrou, Mike
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:47Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.other RA563 M53 P48 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22814
dc.description 161 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 148-161).
dc.description.abstract "Two Pathways to Health" explores potential relations between Mi'kmaw traditional medicine and Western biomedicine. Both medical systems are presented as cultural expressions. This thesis is built on the idea that health and health care are fluid concepts; they change across time and across cultures. It is unrealistic, therefore, to expect one health care system to work for everyone, all the time. There is more than one pathway to health. Although the cultural frameworks guiding Western biomedicine and Mi'kmaw traditional medicine are often different, elements of both healing systems have been combined in the past. This thesis asks where relations between biomedicine and traditional medicine may lead in the future. This thesis brings together a wide variety of research and analysis to form an insightful dissertation on medicine and culture. Oral interviews, primary sources and medical theory are woven together. The result is a valuable addition to Atlantic Canadian scholarship.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc RA563.M53
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Medicine
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Medicine
dc.subject.lcsh Medical anthropology
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcsh Medicine -- Canada -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Social medicine
dc.title Two pathways to health : exploring potential relationships between traditional Mi'kmaw medicine and Western biomedicine
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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