Coordinating Biomedical and Traditional Therapies

Ideally, clinicians should attempt to include, or at least seek input from, all health care providers valued and used by patient and family in the therapeutic team, including healers from non biomedical traditions.

  1. For education of biomedical team members.
  2. To honor patient’s needs for healing practices or ceremonies.

Need to recognize, discuss, accept, and respect differences in goals between biomedical and traditional ethnic providers.