Therapeutic itineraries in a global world: Yemeni biomedical treatment abroad

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/292064
Title:
Therapeutic itineraries in a global world: Yemeni biomedical treatment abroad
Author:
Kangas, Beth E.
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examines various sites of international travel for medical care. Focusing primarily on Yemenis' medical travel to Jordan and other countries, the study explores a variety of issues and experiences of care-seeking abroad. Topics covered include state and institutional support for treatment outside the country, linkages between countries that facilitate movements, medical travellers' funding and logistical decisions, and therapeutic reputations leading to destination selection. The following examples of medical travel are also considered: the special receptions of Arab royalty, an advanced care facility in Scotland, and organ donors and recipients. This study is set within a context of increasing globalization, where advances in medical procedures and devices, communication, and transportation all contribute to people's ideas about where to go for medical care.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Cultural.; Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Park, Thomas K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTherapeutic itineraries in a global world: Yemeni biomedical treatment abroaden_US
dc.creatorKangas, Beth E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKangas, Beth E.en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines various sites of international travel for medical care. Focusing primarily on Yemenis' medical travel to Jordan and other countries, the study explores a variety of issues and experiences of care-seeking abroad. Topics covered include state and institutional support for treatment outside the country, linkages between countries that facilitate movements, medical travellers' funding and logistical decisions, and therapeutic reputations leading to destination selection. The following examples of medical travel are also considered: the special receptions of Arab royalty, an advanced care facility in Scotland, and organ donors and recipients. This study is set within a context of increasing globalization, where advances in medical procedures and devices, communication, and transportation all contribute to people's ideas about where to go for medical care.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPark, Thomas K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1383572en_US
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