The Healing Tradition: Reviving the Soul of Western Medicine, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Healing Tradition

Reviving the Soul of Western Medicine, 1st Edition

By David Greaves

CRC Press

184 pages

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Paperback: 9781857759631
pub: 2004-07-15
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The Healing Tradition argues that Western medicine is fundamentally flawed because it fails to provide a healing environment for both individuals and society, and indicates potential ways to correct this through an integration model of medical humanities. All health professionals and those with an interest in medical humanities will find this book valuable reading.

Table of Contents

Sudden infant deaths: models of health and illness. What are heart attacks? Rethinking some aspects of medical knowledge. Conceptions of persons and dementia. The tradition of the healer. The enduring appeal of the Victorian family doctor. Changing priorities in residential medicine and social services. Contrasting perspectives of inequalities in health and in medical care. The creation of partial patients. The nature and role of medical humanities. Biomedical, humoral and alternative systems of medicine. Reflections on a new medical cosmology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS070080
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine