The purpose of this chapter is to provide a more detailed insight into

aspects of nursing and communication in another country. It is hoped

that by providing an ethnographic case study, it will allow the reader to

compare and contrast social and cultural similarities and differences

(particularly in relation to nursing, health and illness) in Thailand and

their own country. It should be pointed out that this chapter is by no

means exhaustive, and although many of the issues discussed are rela-

tively common in Thai society, we do not suggest that the findings can

or should be generalised.