In EU, Jedi healers use a focusing crystal and repair damage with the Force. A healing trance, and boom! Up and about; recovery is complete and quick. Jedi can also purge themselves of poison and realign bones for themselves. This is very convenient for stories: no rushing to surgery, no long convalescences. In the movies, there is no evidence of this healing power (and yes, lack of evidence is not evidence of lack). I know some fanfic authors use conventional medical means - someone is hurt, they're splinted (in case of broken bones) or surgically repaired. Does your use of either method depend on the demands of the story - i.e. it's easier to demonstate the /c of h/c with recovery and waiting for surgery to be over vs. one can move on with the plot quicker if hey, presto the hurt one is back in action in a few hours or such. If this topic gets much interest, I can see it broadening as I didn't focus this initial post all that well. It was prompted by a thread in another board here. Does it take you "out of the GFFA" if an author uses one method vs the other or do you accept whatever the author does? Personally, I think I go by the whatever the story demands route with some consequences even with Jedi healing because, after all, why hurt someone if they don't get some /c afterwards.