The Lay of the Land: Medicine, Paradigm Change and Psychodrama

Ali is a Psychodramatist and General Practitioner in Christchurch, New Zealand. This paper is adapted from her thesis “Psychodrama for doctors: Role development for a new medical paradigm”.

This theoretical article summarises my understanding of the paradigm change currently occurring in Western medicine. Its purpose is to assist understanding of the existing medical landscape and the place of psychodrama in the development of a new paradigm in which relationships and personal experience are more highly valued.

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