Integrating Traditional and Western Medicine: A Cross-Cultural Issue


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6 Dec. 2011
Integrating Traditional and Western Medicine: A Cross-Cultural Issue
As the discipline of medicine continues to evolve through biomedical and technological advances, some in the clinical community are looking at a reversion to the past in order to find a vanguard of the future. One method is by coalescing Western medicine with the traditional holistic approach of many of Canada’s aboriginal peoples. Researchers and practitioners are increasingly appreciating the importance of integrating traditional medicine practices and clinical methodologies in order to better serve native client needs. Traditional medicine has a long history which was either ignored of repressed through...
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.....nge does not occur overnight, and education and understanding are the keys.
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