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.

chapter |24 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Sudden infant deaths

models of health and illness

chapter 3|12 pages

Conceptions of persons and dementia

chapter 4|10 pages

The tradition of the healer

chapter 8|12 pages

The creation of partial patients

chapter 9|10 pages

The nature and role of medical humanities

chapter 11|13 pages

Reflections on a new medical cosmology