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Session: Healing, Not Just Curing
This is a Session within the Topic Health Care
 
 
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– Find what is valid or insightful about each perspective.
– Is there a way that changes assumptions, that all sides can agree with, and that works at the heart level?
 
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Treat patients as human beings entrusted to your care, not just as clients. Take the health of the whole human being, the community, and the social, political, economic and natural environment into account. Address causes of illness in addition to symptoms. Health care is not just the dispensing of services, not treating patients as consumers. The profit motive should never be primary. Make prices are reasonable, affordable and based on actual costs. 
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"The profit motive should never be primary"
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Topic: Healing, not just curing


The profit motive should never be primary

Do not serve the interests of insurance companies, drug companies, or corporate medical industries such as hospitals. Ask yourself to what extent is the procedure done because of the profit motive.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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"Reduce the use of drugs and invasive methods"
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Topic: Healing, not just curing


Reduce the use of drugs and invasive methods

Limit the use of invasive, technocrat methods. Reduce the use of drugs, especially for psychological problems. Address the causes of illness, rather than just symptoms.


 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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"Prices should be affordable and based on actual costs"
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Prices should be affordable and based on actual costs

Don't take advantage of the sick. Charge a fair amount, based on what your costs are and what the patient can pay. Prices charged by the medical establishment – by hospitals, doctors, drug companies, etc – are often extremely high, erratic and unequal. Justify the cost in terms of expenditures, average social salaries, actual costs. If costs are out of line, what can you do to keep them fair?

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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"Treat the patient as a human being entrusted to your care, not a client"
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Treat the patient as a human being entrusted to your care, not a client

Always respond to the living beings who stand before you. Don't treat the patient like a machine. Listen to your patients. Spend sufficient time with them to find out who they really are. Love and warmth should be restored to the medical and pharmaceutical world.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
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What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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"Address the health of the whole human being"
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Address the health of the whole human being

Address the full range of needs of the human being you treat, including the health of community, work, and the social, political, economic and natural environment. Encourage a healthy life and lifestyle, including diet and exercise. Wellness is about passion, creativity, joy, humor, and solid relationships. Focus on preventative care. A humane health care system is holistic, involving our overall well-being.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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Recommended Resources (Review before voting)
 
 

Michael Lerner on the meaning of Holistic Health
2004 Bioneers Conference speech. A call for the new science of environmental health.
 
 
 
Link: The hospital is like a factory. Doctors, Revolt!
NYT, Rich Joseph, Feb 24, 2018
 
 
 
 


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