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Title: Buddhist monks as community health workers in Thailand
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: S. Hathirat

Description: In Thailand, Buddhist monks and temples are scattered throughout the country even in the rural poor. There are approximately one temple and four monks for every two villages of about 1000 people. If Buddhist monks are able to expand their roles to health care and education, Buddhist temples will automatically become community health posts and 'Health for All by The Year 2000' will be achieved within 5-10 years in Thailand. Therefore, a volunteer monk-training program has been carried out and about 2000 graduates have returned to their community to disseminate primary health care. However, a systematic and 'industrialized' approach is necessary to get some visible impact on the health of the rural Thai population.

Publisher Place: Oxford
Publisher: Pergamon
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Oxford
Publisher country: United States
United Kingdom
Published Date: 1983
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(83)90047-3
Subject: Monasticism
Thailand
Community health
Health care
Rural health
Social medicine
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Social Medicine
Cultural Coverage: Thailand
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02779536
Source: Social science & medicine (1982)
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 17
Source Number: 19
Source Page Numbers: 1485-1487
Start Date: 1982
Frequency of publication: More than four times a year
Submissions: Guide for authors
ISBN/ISSN: 0277-9536
Location and access number: 6635712

Means of availability: See the journal's webpage or check with library for information on archived issues of this journal.

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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-25 14:31:34
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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