The role of cosmopolitan modern medicine and its social and cultural challenges 
Triinu Mets (NomadIT)
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Muhammad Mustofa (University of Indonesia)
Life and Death
University Place 6.211
Thursday 8 August, 9:00-10:00 (UTC+0)

Short Abstract:

Health sciences have created technical and medical innovation. However, its community is faced by bio-psycho-socio and cultural problems of: medical human resources (legally); social, economic, and educational limitation; different response of rural-urban communities, also developing and developed countries

Long Abstract:

The international society legally has chosen the modern medicine as one of medication sources; however this has a continuous problem. Related to existing dramatic innovations on curative and preventive health, genetic engineering to overcome some technical and medical problems, and so on, the international health communities are faced by bio-psycho-socio-and cultural problems: how can people humanly control the biology processes on sickness, death, and the old age; the medical application on preventive and curative action is forced and limited by social and economic factors; there is a different response to modern medicine by people of developing and developed countries, in rural-urban communities, including a freedom and people (human) right for protecting their health situation. Particularly, there are problems on human mentality related to law and medicine, faced by people in choosing their medical interests, because of the following: the economical benefit of medicament industries versus social (humanly) interests in obtaining medicament, and medical human resources problem in legal and social context. This panel invites papers about: the conditions of medical malpractice; mortality rate in the context of health science; social-economic, human right, and physical condition, how to use the benefit of modern medicine, that affect the distribution of disease, morbidity and mortality; including the use of modern, alternative, and folk medicine; how to determine a natural partus, effected by an interaction between pregnant women and physicians; the social choice of household, where and when to give birth; and whatever topics related to this panel.

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