Transformative Learning as the Basis for Teaching Healing
Keywords:physician-healer, transformative education, healing, medical students
The author describes the nature of transformative education, and highlights the potential importance of its implementation in creating physician-healers and propagating whole person care. The author proposes that teaching courses in healing are integral to the professional identity formation of “doctors as healers”.
The teaching of Healing in workshop format for medical students is used as a template to suggest innovative teaching models (after Mezirow, Boyd and Myers, Daloz and Dirkx) which may be used to engender personal transformation in doctors and medical students, many of whom are trained as applied scientists in health.
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