Ahern, Emily M.. Chinese-style and Western-style doctors in northern Taiwan

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Title: Chinese-style and Western-style doctors in northern Taiwan

Published in: Medicine in Chinese cultures : comparative studies of health care in Chinese and other societies, edited by Arthur Kleinman ... [et al.]

Published By: Medicine in Chinese cultures : comparative studies of health care in Chinese and other societies, edited by Arthur Kleinman ... [et al.] Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, National Institutes of Health, 1975. 209-218 p.

By line: Emily M. Ahern

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Taiwan Hokkien (AD05)

Subjects: Medical therapy (757); Medical personnel (759);

Abstract: This essay examines the differences between Chinese-style and Western-style doctors, particularly differences in the doctor-patient relationship. It appears that there is at least one context in which women and older people find Chinese-style doctors and medicine more satisfactory, that Chinese-style doctors tend to confirm layman's notions about disease (unlike Western-style doctors), and that most people use Western-style doctors sometimes (pp. 214-215).

Document Number: 60

Document ID: ad05-060

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliography

Field Date: 1969-1973

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Marlene Martin

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Ch'i-nan village, Sanhsia area, Taipei hsien, Hai-shan region, Taiwan

LCSH: Taiwanese

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