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University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Community Read

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Community Read is a regular reading & discussion group hosted by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; and partners across the University of Utah. For the November sessions, participants will delve into Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord's “The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing” (November 2 - 23).

"The Scalpel and the Silver Bear" by Lori Arviso Alvord, Elizabeth Cohen

ISBN: 0553100122
Publication Date: 1999-06-01

Dr. Alvord left a dusty reservation in New Mexico for Stanford University Medical School, becoming the first Navajo woman surgeon. Rising above the odds presented by her own culture and the male-dominated world of surgeons, she returned to the reservation to find a new challenge. In dramatic encounters, Dr. Alvord witnessed the power of belief to influence health, for good or for ill. She came to merge the latest breakthroughs of medical science with the ancient tribal paths to recovery and wellness, following the Navajo philosophy of a balanced and harmonious life, called Walking in Beauty. And now, in bringing these principles to the world of medicine, The Scalpel and the Silver Bear joins those few rare works, such as Healing and the Mind, whose ideas have changed medical practices-and our understanding of the world.”

  

 

CME credit is available for this series, as is attendance credit for Nursing and Dental faculty. 

 


 

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DISCLOSURE: None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All attendees are encouraged to use the CME system to claim their attendance. Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; all other professions will be awarded attendance at a CME event credit that they may use for their re‐credentialing purposes.  All users will be able to print or save certificates. For questions regarding the CME system, please contact the UUCME Office. For questions regarding re‐credentialing process or requirements, please contact your re-credentialing organization.
               

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