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. These clinical settings could include hospitals, police and probation situations, individual and marriage and family counseling, as well as cross-cultural issues, governmental policy, and other instances of educational delivery of concepts and behaviors that allow individuals/groups to reduce stress and move toward personal/group health. In addition to appealing to anthropology and other social/behavioral science scholars, this book will be useful to clinicians of many specialities within Western biomedicine including physicians, nurses, and health care administrators.
About the Author:
John A. Rush is a Naturopathic Physician and Certified Hypnotherapist. Dr. Rush is also an ethnobotanist and maintains an extensive garden of medicinal herbs from all over the world. He instructs for the California Board of Corrections in their STC Program, conducts research in communication patterns, nutrition, and stress reactions for CommuniEfect, a nonprofit corporation, and is a part-time instructor in cultural and physical anthropology at Cosumnes River College, Folsom, California, and at Sacramento City College, Sacramento, California. Dr. Rush earned his PhD in anthropology from Columbia Pacific University, and is the author of numerous books and texts including Witchcraft and Sorcery: An Anthropological Perspective of the Occult (1974).