I chose the article “A doctor for disease, a Shaman for the soul”, because I’ve seen an episode of Grey’s Anatomy where they actually brought up the topic of having a Shaman perform on a patient before an operation. This article talked about Hmongs rely on their spiritual beliefs to get them through illnesses, including ceremonies such as “soul calling” and chanting in a soft voice. Hospitals are now considering bringing in shamans to the principles of Western medicine due to different patient’s cultural beliefs and religion. Certified Shaman are now allowed to work with the patient’s soul in hospitals/ clinics. I believe that Shamans are considered highly respected figures in Hmong culture and they are the healers of the Hmong community. Hmong believe that spirits are seen in the spiritual body and connects to the supernatural world. Therefore, shaman’s goal is to free or protect the souls of patients who are ill. Besides shamans, hospitals are now trying to embrace cultural beliefs by adding different variety of traditional and authentic food to the menus for cultural patients. In Mercy Medical Center, 89 shamans were able to have the opportunity to learned about the Western-style medicine. They visited operating rooms, peered through microscopes, and also examined heart cells. Ceremonies performed by shamans usually last for 10 minutes to 15 minutes, and is usually dealt with animals. However, not many hospitals allow ceremonies involving animals. One tremendous example was when a major Hmong clan leader was hospitalized here with a gangrenous bowel, a shaman placed a long sword at the door to ward off evil spirits. After the ceremony was done, the man miraculously recovered, allowing people to believe that both social support and beliefs can affect a patient’s ability to recover from illness. By collaborating health professionals and cultural healers, the misunderstanding between the medical establishment and the Hmong culture could be resolved. Also, health institutes can use this opportunity to create new treatments in medicine or new methods to heal patients.