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Indigenous Learning 3713 Western Science and the Health of the Aboriginal Community
In much of the western world, biomedicine has emerged as the dominant, or officially, legitimized health-care system. In the process, Indigenous ways of providing for the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples have been not only marginalized but in many ways devalued and undermined, leading some scholars to conclude that biomedicine has become part and parcel of the "pathologizing colonial discourse" of the western world. The relationship between western science and the health and well-being of the Aboriginal community is explored. Topics of discussion include diagnosis and treatment of disease, access to health-care providers, language and the transmission of information, knowledge hierarchies and the ethnocentric basis of western science.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0