Healing Traditions: Alternative Medicine and the Health Professions (Studies in Health, Illness, and Caregiving in America) (by Bonnie Blair O'Connor)


Author(s): Bonnie Blair O'Connor

Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
Publish date: 1995-01
ISBN-10: 0812231848
ISBN-13: 9780812231847
Language: English
Description:
The popularity and practice of alternative medicine continues to
expand at astonishing rates. In Healing Traditions, Bonnie
Blair O'Connor considers the conflicts that arise between the
values and assumptions of Western, scientific medicine and those
of unconventional health systems. Providing in-depth examples of
the importance and benefits of alternative health
practices—including the extraordinarily extensive and
sophisticated HIV/AIDS alternative therapies movement—O'Connor
identifies ways to integrate alternative strategies with orthodox
medical treatments in order to ensure the best possible care for
patients…. more…

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