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In search for natural health

Frimodig, Felicia LU and Johansson Barrionuevo, Alexandra LU (2011) PSYK01 20111
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This phenomenological study focuses upon the phenomenon of health tourism and Swedes going to India for Ayurvedic treatments. An emergent design was used in attempt to discover the underlying motive forces for seeking Ayurvedic health-care in India. Five participants volunteered to share their experiences of Ayurvedic treatments by filling out self-reports. The
softwares of Sphinx Lexica and MCA Minerva were used, enabled an analysis that unveiled the participant´s meaning constitution. The outcome gave indications of two tendencies contributing to the participant’s choice of seeking healthcare abroad. The first were a discontent with the Swedish healthcare and the second a difficulty of living healthy in the Swedish society. Furthermore,... (More)
This phenomenological study focuses upon the phenomenon of health tourism and Swedes going to India for Ayurvedic treatments. An emergent design was used in attempt to discover the underlying motive forces for seeking Ayurvedic health-care in India. Five participants volunteered to share their experiences of Ayurvedic treatments by filling out self-reports. The
softwares of Sphinx Lexica and MCA Minerva were used, enabled an analysis that unveiled the participant´s meaning constitution. The outcome gave indications of two tendencies contributing to the participant’s choice of seeking healthcare abroad. The first were a discontent with the Swedish healthcare and the second a difficulty of living healthy in the Swedish society. Furthermore, it revealed an underlying individualistic thinking showing the importance of the context a human being is situated in. (Less)
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author
Frimodig, Felicia LU and Johansson Barrionuevo, Alexandra LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A phenomenological study of the motives behind seeking Ayurvedic healthcare in India
course
PSYK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Ayurveda, India, Phenomenology, Health tourism, Allopathic medicine, Treatments
language
English
id
2172046
date added to LUP
2011-10-12 09:31:11
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2011-10-12 09:31:11
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  abstract     = {This phenomenological study focuses upon the phenomenon of health tourism and Swedes going to India for Ayurvedic treatments. An emergent design was used in attempt to discover the underlying motive forces for seeking Ayurvedic health-care in India. Five participants volunteered to share their experiences of Ayurvedic treatments by filling out self-reports. The
softwares of Sphinx Lexica and MCA Minerva were used, enabled an analysis that unveiled the participant´s meaning constitution. The outcome gave indications of two tendencies contributing to the participant’s choice of seeking healthcare abroad. The first were a discontent with the Swedish healthcare and the second a difficulty of living healthy in the Swedish society. Furthermore, it revealed an underlying individualistic thinking showing the importance of the context a human being is situated in.},
  author       = {Frimodig, Felicia and Johansson Barrionuevo, Alexandra},
  keyword      = {Ayurveda,India,Phenomenology,Health tourism,Allopathic medicine,Treatments},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {In search for natural health},
  year         = {2011},
}