Evolution of Protocols in Traditional Healing Practices and their Effects on the Practice of Healing

Authors

  • Clifford Cardinal University of Alberta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/rsth.v30i2.127

Keywords:

Western medicine, holistic beliefs, processes of health, protocols, paradigm

Abstract

Foremost in traditional views among Aboriginal people was the role of specially-gifted individuals, usually called medicine people (or, sometimes, shamans). Adapting this knowledge to the modern intellectual environment of medicine is a difficult but essential task. In this article, firsthand experience on these issues is explored through the work of a traditional healer who is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine.

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Published

2012-05-04

How to Cite

Cardinal, C. (2012). Evolution of Protocols in Traditional Healing Practices and their Effects on the Practice of Healing. Religious Studies and Theology, 30(2), 127–133. https://doi.org/10.1558/rsth.v30i2.127

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