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Volume 2, Issue 1
Spring 2006:

Healthcare as though People Mattered

Jeff Kane, MD

Cell 2 Soul. 2006 Spring; 2(1):a5

Conventional wisdom holds that our current "healthcare crisis" is essentially a matter of economics. But that's only its surface. At its center is the fact that we routinely apply expensive, often hazardous technology where skilled human contact would suffice.

Much of American illness originates from pathogenic lifestyles, which we practitioners have been generally ineffective in changing. In addition, most medical visits are for chronic, that is, incurable, conditions. While we can treat some of these patients symptoms successfully, we are untrained in treating their major discomforts, the emotions that together constitute suffering.

By paying more attention to sickness‚ human element, we'll not only be more effective healers, but will decrease our reliance on invasive treatments.

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