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Balancing tradition and science : how to handle patients that believe in old wives’ tales
 

Balancing tradition and science : how to handle patients that believe in old wives’ tales

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In Asian traditions, old wives’ tales and superstitions are part and parcel of life. It is one of those things that connect people with their culture and heritage. Many of these superstitions are related to people’s physical and mental conditions, including the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy, post-surgery and even coughs or colds. Although the younger generation has mostly abandoned these beliefs due to the influence of a western-style education, many people still hold on to the old ways.
 
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25 Dec 2016 - General
 
Interesting article offering many tips to deal with patients with believes in old wives tales.
traditions, old wives’ tales and superstitions are part and parcel of life. It is one of those things that connect people with their culture and heritage. Many of these superstitions are related to people’s physical and mental conditions, including the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy, post-surgery and even coughs or colds. Although the younger generation has mostly abandoned these beliefs due to the ...
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