Voodoo illness

Perspect Psychiatr Care. Jan-Mar 1992;28(1):11-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.1992.tb00356.x.


Healthcare providers must familiarize themselves with specific culture-bound syndromes and their manifestations in order to provide quality care to culturally diverse clients seeking healthcare services. Voodoo illness is one of several culture-bound syndromes that nurses need to be familiar with, for an inability to understand voodoo illness may result in the client's death (voodoo death).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • African Americans
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magic*
  • Medicine, African Traditional*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Nursing Research
  • Psychiatric Nursing / methods*
  • Transcultural Nursing / methods*