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MEDICINE. Indigenous concepts of health and healing in Andean populations: understanding the relevance of traditional MEDICINE in a changing world.

Objectif

In the context of a complex global agenda in traditional and complementary medicine, indigenous concepts of health and healing are less well documented and understood. MEDICINE will examine concepts of health and healing from an indigenous and culturally specific context, taking a unique time-depth perspective and with a framework of interdisciplinary methods which integrates archaeological-historical, ethnographic and modern health sciences approaches. MEDICINE offers a novel perspective and methods in the development policies sensitive to indigenous and minority people’s social, economic and health needs and, too, on developing culturally sensitive approaches to the conservation of their ‘intangible cultural heritage’. MEDICINE will also develop novel methodological and theoretical approaches to model how peoples survive and adapt their traditional belief systems in a context of alien cultural impacts.

The study population are indigenous Quichua peoples in the northern Andean region of Ecuador, a country where the ER has considerable experience. Models of their understanding of health, illness and healing, and the way these have adapted and changed through time will be used to develop a ‘tool’ transferable to contemporary global policy scenarios.

MEDICINE will benefit from the ER's unique perspectives from Medicine and Archaeology to explore the impact of traumatic cultural transition on people, the significance of traditional practices as intangible cultural heritage, and the degree to which the longer-term archaeological perspective can help promote understanding in a vital area of contemporary concern. It will enable her to develop further policy relevant skills, a particular output being contributions to policy and practice in the development of culturally sensitive approaches to the health and social needs of migrant and minority peoples from traditional cultural backgrounds.

Régime de financement

MSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships

Coordinateur

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 217 708,20
Adresse
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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Région
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution hors UE
€ 0,00

Partenaires (1)

Partenaire

Les organisations partenaires contribuent à la mise en œuvre de l’action, mais ne signent pas la convention de subvention.

UNIVERSIDAD SAN FRANCISCO DE QUITO
Équateur
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 0,00
Adresse
Calle Diego De Robles S N Y Pampite Esq
1712145 Quito

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution hors UE
€ 125 980,80