Working with indigenous knowledge: Strategies for health professionals

Volume editor
Fhumulani M Mulaudzi
Volume editor
Rachel T Lebese

Synopsis

The aim of the book is to assist both local and international scholars in articulating the scholarly discourse on indigenous health attitudes, practices, and experiences. The indigenous lens that was used to generate and disseminate indigenous knowledge in this book will strengthen indigenous scholarship, thus making it accessible to a wider audience. In addition, the information shared in this book will add value for scholars and assist them with the indigenous knowledge needed to address sustainable development goals. This book is timeous and topical as the discourse on the decolonisation of the curriculum is widely debated in the higher education space. The discourse on the scholarship of indigenous knowledge, as the tacit local knowledge that stems from cultural practices within communities, has not been well articulated in the current health science education milieu. Indigenous knowledge has remained overlooked and undermined for a very long time and the information remains untapped in local communities. The scholars who conducted the research on which this book is based unearthed a wealth of knowledge which was tacit in nature and translated it into implicit knowledge that can be documented and shared with other scholars globally. This knowledge will assist health care scholars in benefiting from knowledge, practices and cultural beliefs that will assist them in health care planning, teaching, evidence-based practice and further research.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    Communication discordance amongst the healthcare professionals and indigenous patients
    Seepaneng S Moloko-Phiri, Nombulelo V Sepeng, Jeanette M. Sebaeng
  • Chapter 2
    Indigenous practices in health promotion and diseases prevention
    Thifhelimbilu I Ramavhoya, Tintswalo V Nesengani
  • Chapter 3
    Wearing of artefacts for preventative and promotive care: An African indigenous practice of go thekga during infancy
    Masetopana E Ramaube, Moselene AR du Plessis, Ramadimetja S Mogale
  • Chapter 4
    Rite of passage: An African indigenous knowledge perspective
    Rachel T Lebese, Tebogo M Mothiba, Mercy T Mulaudzi, Ntsieni S Mashau, Lufuno Makhado
  • Chapter 5
    Child spacing and prevention of pregnancy among African indigenous people
    Rachel T Lebese, Tebogo M Mothiba, Mercy T Mulaudzi, Ntsieni S Mashau, Lufuno Makhado
  • Chapter 6
    African indigenous beliefs and practices during pregnancy, birth and afterbirth
    Maurine R. Musie, Rafiat A Anokwuru, Roinah N Ngunyulu, Sanele Lukhele
  • Chapter 7
    Provision of neonatal care: An African indigenous perspective
    Khathutshelo G. Simane-Netshisaulu, Rachel T Lebese, Patience M. Tulelo
  • Chapter 8
    Indigenous knowledge, beliefs, practices and treatments of menopause amongst women of African descent
    Melitah M. Rasweswe, Fhumulani M Mulaudzi
  • Chapter 9
    Sexually transmitted illnesses: An indigenous African context
    Fhumulani M Mulaudzi, Melitah M. Rasweswe
  • Chapter 10
    Indigenous health practices in the treatment of mental illness in South Africa
    Miriam Moagi, Mokgobola Thobakgale, Madimetja Magoro
  • Chapter 11
    Same-sex intimate relationships and marriages among African indigenous people: An integrative literature review
    Jeanette M. Sebaeng, Seepaneng S Moloko-Phiri, Ramadimetja S Mogale, Azwihangwisi H Mavhandu-Mudzusi
  • Chapter 12
    The role of patriarchy and its influences on domestic violence against women and children in Africa: An indigenous perspective
    Nombulelo V Sepeng, Seepaneng S Moloko-Phiri, Fhumulani M Mulaudzi
  • Chapter 13
    Nutritious edible indigenous vegetables
    Lindelani F Mushaphi, Madimetja Magoro, Phumudzo Tshiambara

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