Farhad
lay doctor Hi Would you tell me what kind of doctor is a lay doctor? Thank you
Oct 20, 2019 8:09 AM
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The word 'lay' means unqualified: this an 'ordinary' person without formal training or qualifications. For example, a lay preacher or ( or lay minister) is someone who preaches religion but who has not been ordained as a priest (or imam, rabbi etc). I'd understand 'lay doctor' to be someone who does not have formal qualifications as a medical doctor but who still offers treatment. In western societies, such a person would not be allowed to call themselves a 'doctor' - you might refer to them as 'therapist' (quite a vague term) or 'healer'.
October 20, 2019
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Farhad
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