BHLP fosters a new orientation to the field of medicine and healing, incorporating the study of world religions into cross-cultural research. We examine a wide range of cultural and religious healing traditions and collaborate with providers, traditional healers and religious leaders to promote a model of integrative healthcare.
Our objectives are:
To investigate the many ways that religion and culture play a role in the lives of communities and individuals and, more broadly, in social, political, and economic events,
To apply this knowledge to the development of medical curriculum and clinical practice guidelines,
To train healthcare providers and scholars in other fields to appreciate and work effectively across cultural differences, and
To advocate for institutional and public policies that address imbalances in resources, rights, and power.
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