The Scalpel and the Silver Bear

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear
Author: Lori Arviso Alvord,Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780553378009
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Book Excerpt:

The first Navajo woman surgeon mixes Western medicine with traditional healing practices to create a uniquely modern synthesis that emphasizes harmony and a strong connection to the natural world. Reprint.

Difficult Decisions in Surgical Ethics

Difficult Decisions in Surgical Ethics
Author: Vassyl A. Lonchyna,Peggy Kelley,Peter Angelos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 3030846253
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Difficult Decisions in Surgical Ethics Book Excerpt:

This book provides a detailed guide to the ethical considerations involved when making decisions in surgery. Chapters feature a uniform format, which feature a case that represents a real-life problem, discussion of the medical indications of that issue, the latest available medical solutions, and related ethical considerations. In some cases, more in-depth debate is provided on why a particular decision should or should not be made based-upon ethical principles. Information boxes containing key statements and relevant data in clear easy-to-digest tables facilitates the reader in being able to assimilate the most important points covered in each chapter. Difficult Decisions in Surgical Ethics: An Evidence-Based Approach is a thorough review of ethical considerations in a range of surgical scenarios encompassing both adult and pediatric topics, training surgical residents, ethical care during a pandemic, critical care, palliative care, sensitivity to religious and ethnic mores, clinical research, and innovation. It is intended to be a vital resource for practicing and trainee surgeons seeking a comprehensive up-to-date resource on ethical topics in surgical practice. The work is part of the Difficult Decisions in Surgery series covering a range of surgical specialties.

Fundamentals of Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine E Book

Fundamentals of Complementary  Alternative  and Integrative Medicine   E Book
Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 0323510825
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine E Book Book Excerpt:

Get a solid, global foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications of CAI. Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, 6th Edition is filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research of holistic medicine from experts around the world. The 6th edition of this acclaimed text includes all new content on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. Its wide range of topics explores therapies most commonly seen in the U.S., such as energy medicine, mind-body therapies, and reflexology along with traditional medicine and practices from around the world. With detailed coverage of historic and contemporary applications, this text is a solid resource for all practitioners in the medical, health, and science fields! Coverage of CAI therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you can carefully evaluate each treatment. An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Observations from mechanisms of action to evidence of clinical efficacy answers questions of how, why, and when CAM therapies work. A unique synthesis of information, including historical usage, cultural and social analysis, current basic science theory and research, and a wide range of clinical investigations and observations, makes this text a focused, authoritative resource. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Clinical guides for selecting therapies, and new advances for matching the appropriate therapy to the individual patient, enables you to offer and/or recommend individualized patient care. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, and Marc Micozzi. A unique history of CAI traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. Suggested readings and references on the companion website list the best resources for further research and study. NEW! Added chapters offer fresh perspective on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. NEW! Updated chapters feature new content and topics, including: challenges in integrative medicine, legal issues, CAI in the community, psychometric evaluation, placebo effect, stress management, and much more! NEW! Updated guides on common herbal remedies in clinical practice, East and Southeast Asia, and native North and South America deliver the latest information. NEW! Basic science content and new theory and research studies cover a wide range of sciences such as biophysics, biology and ecology, ethnomedicine, psychometrics, neurosciences, and systems theory. NEW! Expanded global ethnomedical systems includes new content on Shamanism and Neo-Shamanism, Central and North Asia, Southeast Asia, Nepal and Tibet, Hawaii and South Pacific, Alaska and Pacific Northwest, and contemporary global healthcare.

Traditional Medicines Around the World

Traditional Medicines Around the World
Author: Matthew N. O. Sadiku,Janet O. Sadiku,Sarhan M. Musa
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2022-05-18
ISBN: 1663238375
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Medicines Around the World Book Excerpt:

Our health is our most important asset. Health and the provision of healthcare is fundamental to the welfare of any nation. The desire to have and sustain good health cuts across national, cultural, geographic, and political boundaries. Every region of the world has had one form of traditional medicine at some stage in its history. Traditional medicines have been a part of human history all over the world, with knowledge being transferred from generation to generation. It refers to diverse health practices, knowledge, and skills based on ancient indigenous experience that are used to maintain health as well as to cure, diagnose, or prevent illness. This book focuses on ten most popular traditional medicines around the world. It is a valuable source of guidance and direction for organizations and individuals interested in traditional medicine. It provides an introduction to traditional medicine so that beginners can understand it, its increasing importance, and its developments in contemporary time. It is a must-read book for anyone who cares about traditional.

Understanding Ceremony

Understanding Ceremony
Author: Lynn Domina
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313328596
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Ceremony Book Excerpt:

Presents background information on the Laguna Pueblo and discusses historical events of the time to assist readers in better understanding Leslie Marmon Silko's novel "Ceremony."

Understanding and Teaching Native American History

Understanding and Teaching Native American History
Author: Kristofer Ray,Brady DeSanti
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2022-08-30
ISBN: 0299338509
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Teaching Native American History Book Excerpt:

Understanding and Teaching Native American History is a timely and urgently needed remedy to a long-standing gap in history instruction. This book highlights the ongoing integral role of Native peoples via broad coverage in a variety of topics including the historical, political, and cultural. Nearly a decade in the conception and making, this is a groundbreaking source for both beginning and veteran instructors.

Teaching Religion and Healing

Teaching Religion and Healing
Author: Linda L. Barnes,Ines M. Talamantez
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2006-10-19
ISBN: 019517643X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Religion and Healing Book Excerpt:

The study of medicine and healing traditions is well developed in the discipline of anthropology. Most religious studies scholars, however, continue to assume that "medicine" and "biomedicine" are one and the same and that when religion and medicine are mentioned together, the reference is necessarily either to faith healing or bioethics. Scholars of religion also have tended to assume that religious healing refers to the practices of only a few groups, such as Christian Scientists and pentecostals. Most are now aware of the work of physicians who attempt to demonstrate positive health outcomes in relation to religious practice, but few seem to realize the myriad ways in which healing pervades virtually all religious systems. This volume is designed to help instructors incorporate discussion of healing into their courses and to encourage the development of courses focused on religion and healing. It brings together essays by leading experts in a range of disciplines and addresses the role of healing in many different religious traditions and cultural communities. An invaluable resource for faculty in anthropology, religious studies, American studies, sociology, and ethnic studies, it also addresses the needs of educators training physicians, health care professionals, and chaplains, particularly in relation to what is referred to as "cultural competence" - the ability to work with multicultural and religiously diverse patient populations.

Native American Religious Traditions

Native American Religious Traditions
Author: Suzanne Crawford O Brien
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 131734619X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Religious Traditions Book Excerpt:

Focusing on three diverse indigenous traditions, Native American Religious Traditions highlights the distinct oral traditions and ceremonial practices; the impact of colonialism on religious life; and the ways in which indigenous communities of North America have responded, and continue to respond, to colonialism and Euroamerican cultural hegemony.

Din

Din
Author: Peter Iverson
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780826327154
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Din Book Excerpt:

Based on archival research, traditional accounts, interviews, historic and contemporary photographs, and firsthand observation, Iverson provides a detailed and up-to-date portrait of the Diné, past and present. An essential resource for anyone interested in Navajo Indians.

Din Identity in a Twenty First Century World

Din   Identity in a Twenty First Century World
Author: Lloyd L. Lee
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 0816540683
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Din Identity in a Twenty First Century World Book Excerpt:

Diné identity in the twenty-first century is distinctive and personal. It is a mixture of traditions, customs, values, behaviors, technologies, worldviews, languages, and lifeways. It is a holistic experience. Diné identity is analogous to Diné weaving: like weaving, Diné identity intertwines all of life’s elements together. In this important new book, Lloyd L. Lee, a citizen of the Navajo Nation and an associate professor of Native American studies, takes up and provides insight on the most essential of human questions: who are we? Finding value and meaning in the Diné way of life has always been a hallmark of Diné studies. Lee’s Diné-centric approach to identity gives the reader a deep appreciation for the Diné way of life. Lee incorporates Diné baa hane’ (Navajo history), Sa’a? ́h Naagháí Bik’eh Hózho? ́o? ́n (harmony), Diné Bizaad (language), K’é (relations), K’éí (clanship), and Níhi Kéyah (land) to address the melding of past, present, and future that are the hallmarks of the Diné way of life. This study, informed by personal experience, offers an inclusive view of identity that is encompassing of cultural and historical diversity. To illustrate this, Lee shares a spectrum of Diné insights on what it means to be human. Diné Identity in a Twenty-First-Century World opens a productive conversation on the complexity of understanding and the richness of current Diné identities.

Aging and Diversity

Aging and Diversity
Author: Chandra Mehrotra, Ph.D.,Lisa Smith Wagner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2018-08-20
ISBN: 1317239997
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and Diversity Book Excerpt:

As the older population in the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, it is important to understand the characteristics, the potential, and the needs of this population. In this new and fully revised edition of Aging and Diversity, Chandra Mehrotra and Lisa Wagner address key topics in diversity and aging, discussing how the aging experience is affected by not only race and ethnicity but also gender, religious affiliation, social class, rural-urban community location, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Taking this broad view of human diversity allows the authors to convey some of the rich complexities facing our aging population – complexities that provide both challenges to meet the needs of a diverse population of elders and opportunities to learn how to live in a pluralistic society. Mehrotra and Wagner present up-to-date knowledge and scholarship about aging and diversity in a way that engages readers in active learning, placing ongoing emphasis on developing readers’ knowledge and skills, fostering higher order thinking, and encouraging exploration of personal values and attitudes.

The Medicine Wheel Garden

The Medicine Wheel Garden
Author: E. Barrie Kavasch
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN: 030748808X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medicine Wheel Garden Book Excerpt:

The American Indian medicine wheel was an ancient way of creating sacred space and calling forth the healing energies of nature. Now, drawing on a lifetime of study with native healers, herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch offers a step-by-step guide to bringing this beautiful tradition into your own life--from vibrantly colorful outdoor circle designs to miniature dish, windowsill, or home altar adaptations. Inside you’ll find: • Planting guides for medicine wheel gardens in every zone, from desert Southwest to northern woodlands • A beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of 50 key healing herbs, including propagation needs, traditional and modern uses, and cautions • Easy-to-follow herbal recipes, from teas and tonics to skin creams and soaps--plus delicious healing foods • Ideas for herbal crafts and ceremonial objects, including smudge sticks, wind horses, prayer ties, and spirit shields • Seasonal rituals, offerings, and meditations to bless and empower your garden and your friends, and much more Practical, beautiful, and inspiring, The Medicine Wheel Garden leads us on a powerful journey to rediscovering the sacred in everyday life as we cultivate our gardens . . . and our souls.

American Indian Religious Traditions A I

American Indian Religious Traditions  A I
Author: Suzanne J. Crawford,Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1271
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1576075176
Category: Indian mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indian Religious Traditions A I Book Excerpt:

Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.

Spirituality Health and Healing An Integrative Approach

Spirituality  Health  and Healing  An Integrative Approach
Author: Caroline Young,Cyndie Koopsen
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN: 0763779423
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality Health and Healing An Integrative Approach Book Excerpt:

"Spiritual, Health, and Healing: An Integrative Approach, Second Edition offers healthcare professionals, instructors, and spiritual care providers a comprehensive guide to the most current research on the connection between spiritual practice and health. This updated Second Edition includes new sections on integral spirituality and the New Thought Movement; healing rituals and healing environments; plus new information on spirituality and aging, caring for the elderly, and spiritual hospice."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures
Author: Geri-Ann Galanti
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780812218572
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures Book Excerpt:

Includes information on African American culture, anglo American culture, Arab cultures, Asian cultures, Chinese cultures, Filipino culture, Gypsy culture, Hispanic cultures, Hmong culture, Iranian culture, Islam, Japanese culture, Jewish culture, Judaism, Korean culture, Mexican culture, Middle Eastern cultures, Native American cultures, Navaho culture, Nigerian culture, Vietnamese culture, etc.

Aging and Diversity

Aging and Diversity
Author: Chandra Mehrotra,Lisa S. Wagner
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN: 1135928290
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and Diversity Book Excerpt:

This new edition has been completely rewritten and includes chapters that address key topics in diversity and aging: research methods, psychological aging; health beliefs, behaviors, and services; health disparities; informal and formal care for older persons; work and retirement; religious affiliation and spirituality; and death, dying, and bereavement. Taking a broad view of diversity, Mehrotra and Wagner discuss elements of diversity such as gender, race or ethnicity, religious affiliation, social class, rural-urban community location and sexual orientation. Including these elements allows them to convey some of the rich complexities of our diverse culture - complexities that provide both challenges to meet the needs of diverse population and opportunities to learn how to live in a pluralistic society. Throughout the book, Mehrotra and Wagner present up-to-date knowledge and scholarship in a way that engages readers in active learning. Rather than simply transmitting information, the authors place ongoing emphasis on developing readers’ knowledge and skills; fostering higher order thinking and encouraging exploration of personal values and attitudes. Distinctive features of the book include: Opening vignettes for each chapter that present a sampling of how the issues to be discussed apply to diverse elders. Active learning experiences that invite readers to interview diverse elders, conduct internet searches, and give an analysis of a case study. Quizzes at the end of the chapters help readers ascertain the extent to which they have learned the material; the key for each quiz includes details about correct and incorrect responses so that additional learning can occur. Aging and Diversity Online boxes interspersed throughout the book provide internet resources that readers may use to find new research and publications. Suggested readings and audiovisual resources given at the end of each chapter serve as a guide to additional information on topics covered in the chapter. This approach of presenting the material will help the readers understand and apply key concepts and principles in ways that will not only improve the lives of older people they serve, but will also enhance their own aging experience.

The Navajo

The Navajo
Author: Peter Iverson,Jennifer Denetdale
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438103751
Category: Indians of North America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Navajo Book Excerpt:

Examines the history, culture, and changing fortunes of the Navajo.

Tall Woman

Tall Woman
Author: Rose Mitchell
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780826322036
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tall Woman Book Excerpt:

Portrays Navajo weaver and midwife Tall Woman, who held onto traditional Navajo ways, raised twelve children, and cared for the farm throughout her marriage to political leader and Blessingway singer Frank Mitchell.

The Din Reader

The Din   Reader
Author: Esther G. Belin,Jeff Berglund,Connie A. Jacobs,Anthony K. Webster
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0816540993
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Din Reader Book Excerpt:

The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature is a comprehensive collection of creative works by Diné poets and writers. This anthology is the first of its kind.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
Author: Regan A. R. Gurung
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2018-08-29
ISBN: 1506392350
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Psychology Book Excerpt:

Health Psychology: Well-Being in a Diverse World introduces students to the main topics and issues in health psychology through a unique perspective focused on diversity. Using a conversational tone, author Regan A. R. Gurung explores the key determinants of behavior—such as family, environment, ethnicity, and religion—and connects concepts to personal experiences for students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the material. Extensively updated based on over 1,000 new articles cited, and with a new chapter on research methods, the Fourth Edition reflects the latest cutting-edge research in the field to explain more thoroughly how context and culture are important predictors of healthy behavior. .