ERIC Number: EJ602231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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An Interview with Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord.
Becker, Ellen; Mercogliano, Betsy; Alvord, Lori Arviso
Journal of Family Life: A Quarterly for Empowering Families, v5 n3 p6-11 1999
Lori Arviso Alvord, an associate dean at Dartmouth College, discusses her experiences as the first Navajo woman surgeon. She discusses what Navajo philosophy and traditional healing can contribute to Western medicine, the importance of the patient-doctor relationship, and the personal changes she made to achieve harmony and balance in her life and practice. (LP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Ceremonies, Cultural Influences, Deans, Educational Experience, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Interviews, Medical Services, Navajo (Nation), Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Values
Journal of Family Life, 22 Elm St., Albany, NY 12202 (1-year subscription, $22.00; single issue, $6.00 plus $2.00 postage).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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