Key Terms & Concepts: Health & Illness

  • Medical anthropology
  • Applied anthropology
  • Health
  • Disease
  • Illness
  • Health system
  • Disease theories: personalistic, emotionalistic, naturalistic
  • Health system theories: ecological/epidemiological approach, interpretivist approach, critical medical anthropology
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Ethno-etiology
  • Structural suffering
  • Culture-bound syndromes
  • Community healing
  • Humoral healing
  • Health specialists