Category: W3 Reflection

Shamans in California

I chose to read the article from the NY Times, “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul”. This article was about a city in California called Mercred where there is a large population of Hmong people. The Hmong…

California Shaman

The healers in the Hmong community are shamans. The shamans main target is an individual’s soul. The Shamans believe that healing is more than medical procedures. The Hmong community depend on spiritual beliefs to heal their illnesses; therefore they put…

Clown doctors-NYC

The article I am reflecting on discusses doctors that dress up as clowns to entertain patients. These clown doctors are known to be from the CCU or clown care unit located in pediatrics of a New York hospital. It is…

A Shaman for the Soul

In our western biomedical world, we are accustomed to the traditional treatments our physicians use for detecting and curing a disease such as IV drips and blood glucose monitors used in cases of diabetes as the article mentioned. Many other…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article that I am choosing to reflect on is the Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine.  This article described the purpose of the Clown Care Unit (CCU) who are professional clowns based in New York that go from…

A Shaman for the Soul

I’ve chosen to reflect on the article about the Shaman healing process within hospitals. In Merced, California at Mercy Medical Center they are adopting a new form of healing, a sort of spiritual healing. They recognize the cultural role of…

Shamans in Mongolia

I chose to reflect on the film “The Horse Boy”, mainly because of how interesting I found it. The film opens up with the story of a couple meeting over seas and their story up until the birth of their…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The clown doctors described in the Clown Care Unit (CCU) in New York City are a group of professional clowns that work in pediatrics in hospitals. The article starts off with the comparison of these clowns to shamans in other…

Frontline Sick Around The World

This film was illustrating the various types of healthcare systems around the world in a comparative look with the United States healthcare system. It takes the biomedical perspective of healthcare as professional physicians are the main healers of the video….