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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1HB3
Professor
Michael Mercier
Semester
Fall

Description
Globalization, Health and Disease Applied Medical Anthropology • Working in hospitals , in variety different communities  • Try to understand what the causes are of diseases • Applied anthropoligists are the ones who go into communities like south Saharan  Africa to apply anthropological knowledge to further there community and health  care  • Make recommendations about culturally appropriate health interventions • Improve doctor/patient communications • Develop educational programs Globalization • Increasing cultural connections  • Economic unit were we join together • Proliferation and multinational companies • Spurred on through last 30 yrs , through travel, internet, proliferation, moving and  migrating for work  • Directly related to the development in medical pluralism(western health care and  healing practices) The Sherpa of Nepal • Ethnic group of 150,00 • Live in small communities • Exist as animal herders • Being mountain guides known in our culture • Most are Tibetan Buddhist • Living in remote areas, that an average westerner wouldn’t travel too Medical Pluralism among the Sherpa • Mix of western biomedicine and local healing practices • Local healing therapists fit into three categories • Orthodox Buddhist practitioners for prevention and c
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