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Health Care Practitioners Ambivalence about Traditional Healing: A Critical Reflection on the Findings of Maboe Mokgobis Dlitt Et Phil Study

Mokgobi MG1-3*

1Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences, Monash University (South Africa Campus), Republic of South Africa

2Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

3Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Corresponding Author:
Mokgobi MG
Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences
Monash University, Republic of South Africa
Tel: 27 11 950 4074
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: Feburary 05, 2016; Accepted Date: Feburary 17, 2016; Published Date: Feburary 24, 2016

Citation: Mokgobi MG (2016) Health Care Practitioners’ Ambivalence about Traditional Healing: A Critical Reflection on the Findings of Maboe Mokgobi’s Dlitt Et Phil Study. J Perioper Crit Intensive Care Nurs 1:107. doi:10.4172/2471-9870.1000107

Copyright: © 2016 Mokgobi MG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



This paper deliberates on the findings of a doctoral study that investigated western-trained health care practitioners’ views on traditional healing. The paper particularly focuses on the ambivalences that emerged in the responses of health care practitioners when they responded to questions relating to (1) whether they use the services of traditional healers, (2) whether they have knowledge of traditional healing, (3) whether they support traditional healing and (4) whether they would be willing to work with traditional healers in the future. For the benefit of the reader, the paper begins by presenting the executive summary of the DLitt et Phil study whose results are being reflected upon in this paper. The paper tapers off by suggesting that both the western healing and traditional healing systems could learn from each other although western-trained health care practitioners indicated a reluctance to work with traditional healers in the future. When comparing the views of different categories of western-trained health care practitioners, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses (as compared to general physicians and general nurses) appeared to be the most welcoming of the idea of working with traditional healers in the future.

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