From Doctor to Healer : The Transformative Journey
Why train for seven years in Western ways and then move to homoeopathy and Chinese medicine? This book traces the transformational journeys of 40 American physicians who have made this move, outlining the basic models of American health care - technocratic, humanistic and holistic - on the way.
- Hardback | 293 pages
- 161.04 x 230 x 25.91mm | 639.57g
- 01 Jan 1999
- Rutgers University Press
- New Brunswick, NJ, United States
- 4 tables
"A fine resource for medical students, doctors, and medical educators."--Bernie Siegel, M.D. "The path one takes from being a doctor to embracing the fullness of our heritage as healers always leads right back to our own hearts. This book describes the journey and the terrain in all its many facets."--Christiane Northrup M.D. "author, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom " "A valuable map of the complex medical revolution that is slowly affecting us all."--David Hess "Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute "
About Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
ROBBIE DAVIS-FLOYD is a research fellow at the University of Texas, Austin, and a medical anthropologist. She is the author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage and co-editor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots. GLORIA ST. JOHN has been involved in the business end of health care for 25 years and has served as executive director of the MetaPhysicians.