The therapeutic practice inside a mental health integrative model. Results from an investigation in the cuban territory

Author/s D'Onofrio Cristina, Marta Fojanesi, Carla Granese, Stefano Ierace, Luigi Onnis
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/2 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 95-114 File size 144 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2012-002006
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In this work, Authors present the results of a ethnographic and anthropologic research evaluating the traditional medicines existing in Cuban specific field of the Havana. This research was carried out following theoretic topical suggestions from medical anthropology and ethnopsychiatry. These theories declare that each culture develops specific health and well-being standards, according to the belonging cosmovision, and that creates some methods and treatment arrangements in order to keep the psychophisical balance. These theories gave the same status to these different methods of cure, when these methods have any effectiveness and are able to make cultural identity stronger. This research carried out the traditional medicines census and cataloguing appearing in the Cuban field, monitoring if and how the application of traditional medicines could join the application of occidental medicine.

Keywords: Ethnographic Qualitative Research; Traditional Medicines; Ethnopsychiatry; Health Standard; Treatment Arrangements; Cultural Identity; Afrocuban Religious Systems.

D'Onofrio Cristina, Marta Fojanesi, Carla Granese, Stefano Ierace, Luigi Onnis, La pratica terapeutica all’interno di un modello integrato di salute mentale. Resoconto di una esperienza nel territorio cubano in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2012, pp 95-114, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2012-002006