Arthur Smith, Ph.D., mission is to enable health care professionals to integrate the scientific evidence, theory, and methods of mind-body medicine into their daily practice.
- To Be or Not to Be a Good-Doer
- Leading the Camel Through the Eye of a Needle: Can a Rich Man Really Get into Heaven
- Applying the Principles of Mind-body Medicine in Pain Management
- The Medical Ethics of Caring
- The Mind-body Connection in Occupational Health
- The Medical Ethics of Caring at the End of Life
- Back Pain as a Distraction Pain Syndrome: A Window to a Whole New Dynamic in Integrative Medicine
Arthur P. Smith, Ph.D., wrote one of the few doctoral dissertations on mind-body medicine. With over 30 years of formal and private study, he brings scholarly and scientific discipline to a field that has thus far been dominated by pop psychology and religious writers.
He began his studies of the mind’s power as a college philosophy major at Yale. His doctoral dissertation, along with other writings, explains both the successes and failures of mind-body medicine, based on the philosophical models of some great twentieth-century thinkers, along with the large and growing body of empirical evidence.
His interest in health care did not develop until he faced serious health problems himself. In 1992, his wife suffered a life-threatening flare of systemic lupus erythematosus, which was almost immediately followed by his own battle with cancer the next year. These hurdles underscored his long-felt need to find a coherent, scientifically-based theory that explains the latest scientific discoveries and therapies used in mind-body medicine.
A veteran lecturer, trainer, and published author, Dr. Smith has delivered lectures and seminars on scientific and technical subjects for over twenty years. Using a unique, down-to-earth approach, he demystifies complex and abstract subjects with clarity, enthusiasm, and a touch of humor.
Books by Arthur P. Smith, Ph.D.
- It’s About Time: Reframing the Context of the Mind-body Debate
- The Power of Thought to Heal An Ontology of Personal Faith
- Myths, Misconceptions, and Recommendations about Science and Philosophy in Integrative Medicine
- HMOs Would Be Wise To Investigate Alternative Ways To Improve Health
- Back Pain as a Distraction Pain Syndrome
- Towards a Sustainable Metaphysic of Faith
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