Category: W3 Reflection

Shaman in Mongolia

In the documentary The Horse Boy a family struggles to find treatment for their autistic son. Autism is a disease that the causes are not well understood making treatment a trial and error process. It is know that there is…

Welcoming Shamans

I decided to choose the article about the Shamans in California. In the article, “A doctor for disease, a Shaman for the soul,” here I learned a few new things fairly interesting and gets me thinking about the way western…

Hmong Shamans in California

I chose to reflect the Hmong shamans in California. Shamans are cultural figures who who assist in the healing process of patients through magic, focusing mainly on the soul. The article, “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul”…

Shaman in California

I’ve decided to summarize the New York Times article, “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul.” I feel this article is highly depictive of the current relation between modern medicine and religious healing. We live in an era…

Clown Doctors in NYC

This article was about how non traditional treatment greatly improved patients and there parents experience at the hospital with the use of clown doctors. Even though there was no physical treatment by the clown doctors, what they did was treat…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article Clown Doctors in New York City is about people that dress up like clowns to help cheer up children in the hospital. They use medical supplies and clown gear simultaneously to uplift the spirits of children and families…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The Clown Doctors article describes the role of the Clown Care Unit (CCU), a group of professional clowns working in New York City Hospitals in their attempt to complement, or rather enhance the efficacy of biomedical treatment through entertainment and…

Frontline: Sick Around the World

I chose to reflect on the frontline film which I found both interesting and extremely relevant.  This film was built as encompassing look into healthcare systems around the world with a specific emphasis on what could be learned to improve…

Hmong Shamans in America

The article, “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul”, describes the introduction of shamans into Western medicine.  It touches upon the traditional Hmong beliefs and the role of traditional healers in curing illness in Hmong patients at Mercy Medical…

Clown Doctors in NYC

This article highlighted the work of a special group of clowns in NYC. The CCU is a group of clowns that work in pediatric sections of various hospitals in New York. They serve to lighten up the mood of parent’s…