A Partnership of a Catholic Faith-Based Health System, Nursing and Traditional American Indian Medicine Practitioners
The paper presents a historically unique partnership between an American Southwestern, Catholic faith-based, urban hospital and a program it sponsored on the spirituality of American Indian Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM) by a Comanche medicine man. A discussion is offered on the cultural partnerships, experiences and benefits achieved through the cultural accommodations of these spiritual beliefs and practices within this healthcare system. The theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality (Culture Care Theory), including the Sunrise Enabler, is applied in discussion of these past experiences to explore the relationships among and between the participating cultures. The intent of the partnerships within this program was not to 'learn Indian healing ceremonies' but to share the philosophy of TIM with all people (clients and professionals) as a means to enhance their own way of living. Examples of actual nursing decisions and actions are provided including outcomes from the program within the healthcare system and globally.
Ann O. Hubbert. "A Partnership of a Catholic Faith-Based Health System, Nursing and Traditional American Indian Medicine Practitioners" Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession 28.1/2 (2008): 64-72.
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