General ArticlesHealing Practices of the People of BelizeBlanchard, Dawn S. PhD, RN; Bean, Andrea BSN, RNAuthor Information Assistant Professor of Nursing (Blanchard) 1999 Baccalaureate Graduate, Department of Nursing, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania (Bean) Thanks to Dr Robert and Mrs Marilyn Smith who financially supported Andrea Bean's work on this article through the Smith Scholar Intern Program at Messiah College. Holistic Nursing Practice: January 2001 - Volume 15 - Issue 2 - p 70-78 Buy Abstract Few countries in the world offer health care enthusiasts the chance to explore holistic models more than the tiny country of Belize in Central America. Situated in the lush rain forests of the tropics, Belize provides the context for practitioners who are trying to blend treatment modalities as old as the Mayan Empire with the unrelenting influx of intensive care technologies from the West. Herein are the stories of a cadre of healers in Belize who model an integration of the traditional and the professional and how they have accomplished it. Copyright © 2001 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.