The therapist-spiritist training project in Puerto Rico: an experiment to relate the traditional healing system to the public health system.

  • Joan D Koss
  • Published 1980 in Social science & medicine. Medical anthropology

Abstract

A project designed to intensify and structure communication between practitioners of "espiritismo," the major traditional healing system in Puerto Rico, and the public health system through seminars attended by practitioners of both systems is described. Spiritist practice in Puerto Rico is focused on the medium as a healer who can exorcise illness-causing… (More)

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