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Donovan's Paradigm
by Lynn Price
Trade Paperback 5 ½ x 8 ½ Fiction
Release date: June 2006 454 pages ISBN: 978-1-933016-33-7
     
$16.95
 

 

PARADIGM - A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline. One that serves as a pattern or model.

In the tradition of real-life healers Mehmet Oz, M.D., Julie Motz and Dr. Dean Ornish, author Lynn Price encapsulates in her new novel, Donovan's Paradigm, the growing movement behind Mind/Body medicine and its advancement within traditional medicine.

Spirited and strong-willed, Kim Donovan is accustomed to pushing against the odds with her innovative beliefs in medicine. Her surgical residency finally completed, Kim's first move at her new hospital is to enlist a radical new program on the surgical floor - a program that challenges the traditional foundations of medicine.

Tasked with gaining a majority acceptance on the surgical floor, Kim's first recruit is renowned surgeon Erik Behler, a man who has captured the long standing admiration of everyone in the hospital. Her hopes for success are shattered when she learns that Erik is torn between his feelings for her and his loathing for her beliefs, and his senior status suddenly puts him in the position where he can make or break Kim's credibility.

As Kim pushes forward with her plans of gaining approval for her pilot program, the resulting fallout alters the terrain of their lives and the future of medicine within the hospital.

Donovan's Paradigm is a microcosm of the divisiveness currently taking place in Western medicine. As the American populace searches for a balance of total health and wellness, they are often at the mercy of their physician's belief system.

   
 

Reviews and Accolades

Ippy Gold Medal

Gold Medal Winner
2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards -- Visionary Fiction Category

 

 

 

FABULOUS! As good as any book you will find on the New York Times bestseller list. You will finish wanting more!
-Jerry D. Simmons, former executive with The Time Warner Book Group

Having journeyed through the transformation from a conventional physician to an integrative, holistic healer, I am amused to see my personal pains and challenges come alive in this breezy and engaging story of Dr. Donavon, who battles the medical establishment and entrenched medical beliefs at an institutional and personal level to provide holistic care for her patients. At the end, her patients won but will Dr. D find the resolve and energy to sustain her unconventional medical career and fulfill her personal dreams? Read it.
-John Pan, M.D., Director of George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine

   

About the Author

Lynn Price has firsthand knowledge of the alternative medicine movement from her experiences as a Reiki Master and her research with Dr. John Pan's George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington D.C. She has participated in discussions with doctors and nurses to the many benefits of Mind/Body medicine. Additional research involves continued associations with surgeons, obstetricians, oncologists, and general practitioners that span through several states. Each has eagerly offered the author valued and balanced insight to their daily battles of gaining total wellness.

You may view Lynn's website here