How Western Medicine Views the Non-Western Healer Introduction and objectives Many health care providers are involved in the work of healing and include doctors, nurses, and paramedics. However, in the West the term healing generally refers to caring and the only professional group that might be considered as healers as doctors. Healing has a far more distinctive character in alternative medicine. The objectives of this study and interview are to discover how Western medicine and nursing view the non-Western healer, to understand ethics, and to compare the results of the interview with research sources. The nurse who was interviewed is very familiar with Aboriginal culture and with alternative healing. Her views do not represent the...The end:
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