Zimbabwean medication use in New Zealand: The role of indigenous and allopathic substances
Kamutingondo, S., Hodgetts, D., Groot, S., & Nikora, L. W. (2012). Zimbabwean medication use in New Zealand: The role of indigenous and allopathic substances. The Australian Community Psychologist, 24(1), 106-117.
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Over millennia, indigenous communities have developed distinct health systems and a range of medications. Many of these traditions have been disrupted, delegitimised and changed through processes of colonisation. Changes to medicative practices also occur for groups who move from their places of origin to new countries. This article explores understandings of medications and their storage and use among 4 Zimbabwean households in New Zealand. Our findings highlight some of the ways in which allopathic medications have become acculturated as familiar objects within the everyday lives and health-related practices of these households.
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