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Titolo:
'Gentle caring experience' - Seeking alternative health care in Canada
Autore:
Wiles, J; Rosenberg, MW;
Indirizzi:
Queens Univ, Dept Geog, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada Queens Univ KingstonON Canada K7L 3N6 Geog, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Titolo Testata:
HEALTH & PLACE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 7, anno: 2001,
pagine: 209 - 224
SICI:
1353-8292(200109)7:3<209:'CE-SA>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL-DISEASE; COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE; UNITED-STATES; EVERYDAY LIFE; THERAPIES; IDENTITY; CONSUMPTION; POPULATION; PHYSICIANS; ATTITUDES;
Keywords:
alternative health care; alternative medicine; geographies of consumption; Canada;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
46
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rosenberg, MW Queens Univ, Dept Geog, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada Queens Univ Kingston ON Canada K7L 3N6 , ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Citazione:
J. Wiles e M.W. Rosenberg, "'Gentle caring experience' - Seeking alternative health care in Canada", HEALTH PLAC, 7(3), 2001, pp. 209-224

Abstract

The starting point for this paper is a review of the literature, which seeks to explain the use of alternative medicines, therapies and practices in developed countries. Using the Statistics Canada 1996-97 National Population Health Survey-Health File, we then examine the profile of alternative service users. Our analysis shows that use of alternative health care is stilllimited to a relatively small segment of Canadians whose profile is similar to those in other developed countries. Women are more likely than men to use alternative medicines, therapies and practices, as are those who have higher incomes and are better educated. To move what has been an essentiallyempirical discussion forward, we explore critiques of conventional medicalpractice and propose that the analysis of alternative health care be situated within the geographies of consumption. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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