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Catholic Healing Masses: Intersections of Health and Healing in Yucat(&)#225;n

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2014
Abstract/Description:
The conception of illness and healing in contemporary Mexican Catholic discourse highlights both particular and ubiquitous instances of a health experience perceived locally and widespread. Catholic healing masses are utilized as supplemental methods of individual health restoration coupled with Western medicinal techniques in Catholic dramas. Aside from the spiritual and religious significance of this practice, the use of healing masses as an additional means to achieving an optimal health status implies that something is lacking in current biomedical models. The purpose of my research is to explore the humanistic terms under which healing masses operate and translate these terms into a biomedical conversation towards enhanced secular medical care
Title: Catholic Healing Masses: Intersections of Health and Healing in Yucat(&)#225;n.
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Name(s): Draper, Suzanne, Author
Reyes-Foster, Beatriz, Committee Chair
Mishtal, Joanna, Committee Member
Matejowsky, Ty, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The conception of illness and healing in contemporary Mexican Catholic discourse highlights both particular and ubiquitous instances of a health experience perceived locally and widespread. Catholic healing masses are utilized as supplemental methods of individual health restoration coupled with Western medicinal techniques in Catholic dramas. Aside from the spiritual and religious significance of this practice, the use of healing masses as an additional means to achieving an optimal health status implies that something is lacking in current biomedical models. The purpose of my research is to explore the humanistic terms under which healing masses operate and translate these terms into a biomedical conversation towards enhanced secular medical care
Identifier: CFE0005484 (IID), ucf:50332 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-12-01
M.A.
Sciences, Anthropology
Masters
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Subject(s): Catholicism -- healing mass -- religion -- sacrament of anointing the sick -- medical anthropology -- cultural anthropology -- physician-patient relationships -- structural competency -- cultural competency -- phenomenology -- embodiment -- health -- healing -- ritual
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005484
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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