Doctors can play role in alternative diplomacy November 27, 2008Posted by Dreamhealer in Healing, Research.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the term “alternative” as “offering or expressing a choice,” and “different from the usual or conventional.” In medicine, there are often alternative options when the obvious approach does not or cannot work. For example, if operating on the normal pathway presents a considerable risk to the patient, doctors and medical professionals weigh the benefits of a detour, making arterial bypass surgeries “alternative” solutions.
While alternative medicine and alternative therapy are often used in the medical community, “alternative diplomacy” is a concept foreign to most. We at the North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) have been exercising alternative diplomacy for years now. International health missions are NATMA’s approach to the goal of establishing Taiwan as a political force with a strong and positive presence in the international community. Read More….