Dr Farah Shroff, PhD, is a faculty member in the Department of Family Practice and the School of Population and Public Health in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The emphasis in her research is on visioning and developing Health for All. Her main areas of research are holistic health and community development for health and social justice. Her book, The New Midwifery: Reflections on Renaissance and Regulation, was published in 1997. Since then, Dr. Shroff has written more about women’s health, HIV/AIDS, health policy, nursing, registered massage therapy, international health and more. Her co-author on this chapter is Jessica Fong, a 2nd year medical student at UBC with an interest in holistic health and research.
Social justice approaches to health; holistic mind-body practices; international health