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Title: Homeopathic health care in a low-income housing estate in Durban : possibilities for a Plural Health Care Model in South Africa
Authors: Erwin, Kira 
Marks, Monique Michal 
Couchman, Ingrid Marcelline Stephanie 
Keywords: Community clinic;Low-income Communities;Plural Health Care Model;Homeopathy;South Africa
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
Source: Erwin, K; Marks, M. and Couchman, I. 2014. Homeopathic health care in a low-income housing estate in Durban : possibilities for a Plural Health Care Model in South Africa. The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society. 3(3): 1-19.
Abstract: Homeopathy is often seen in contrast to the dominant model of public allopathic medicine. A case study of a free homeopathic community clinic in a low-income housing estate in Durban, South Africa, suggests that a more productive model for addressing community health and wellness should see homeopathy as part of the solution to affordable public healthcare. Drawing on short structured interviews and clinician data, this paper analyses community responses to the clinic. In the context of South Africa’s ailing public health system, a pluralistic approach extends the benefits of choice, accessibility, affordability, and a focus on the individual as user.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/2357
ISSN: 2156-8960
Appears in Collections:Research Publications (Health Sciences)

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