Biomedicine and Alternative Medicine Research Group
Leader: Dr. Ágnes Zana, PhD, senior lecturer
Fanni Herczeg, scientific student
Dr. Jenő Lőrincz
Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, PhD
Dr. László Molnár
Dr. Imre Szebik, PhD
Dr. Katalin Zana, PhD
Szilvia Zörgő, PhD student
The objective of the research group is the interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of medical systems within Western societies through the viewpoints of medical anthropology, psychology, medicine, and law, by employing methodological elements from each discipline. Our research projects include topics such as the physician-patient relationship, social values, the change in professional and lay attitudes towards complementary / alternative medicine, the simultaneous use of various medical systems, as well as the shift in physician/healer identity and its social context. We hope our results will contribute to the medical profession, the physician-patient relationship, and to the redefinition of concepts concerning health and illness.
Zörgő Sz, Purebl Gy, Zana Á (2016): Factors determining selection of treatment options oriented towards complementary and alternative medicine. Orv. Hetil., 2016, 157(15), 584–592.
Zana Á, Zsinkó-Szabó Z (2013): MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY – MEDICAL STUDENTS’ FIELDWORK EXPERIENCES. LEGE ARTIS MEDICINAE 23:(7-8) pp. 360-367.