Chapter 4. Health Beliefs, Culture and Service Use

  1. Sube Banerjee and
  2. Vanessa Lawrence

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470725498.ch4

Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society

Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society

How to Cite

Banerjee, S. and Lawrence, V. (2010) Health Beliefs, Culture and Service Use, in Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470725498.ch4

Author Information

  1. The David Goldberg Centre, The Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470723531

Online ISBN: 9780470725498

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Keywords:

  • health beliefs, culture and service use;
  • health beliefs and illness behaviour roles;
  • illness behaviour - focus of sociological and anthropological research;
  • ‘disease’ and ‘illness’ - psychosocial experience, and experienced diseases;
  • illness behaviour literature - micro- and macrosociological models;
  • health belief model (HBM) and self-regulation model (SRM) - of promising utility;
  • health belief model (HBM) - people's failure in accepting disease prevention or screening tests;
  • social and cultural influences - on care pathway;
  • folk sector, healers and practitioners - complementary and alternative medicine;
  • health beliefs and cultural differences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The role of health beliefs and illness behaviour

  • Social and cultural influences on the pathway to care

  • Cultural differences in health beliefs