After seeing the title of this post on a Ted Talk given by Rebecca Onie I knew I had to borrow it. It suggests a hypothesis most of us already assume is the goal.
BUT IS IT?
Does our healthcare system attempt to keep us healthy? To answer this question, we must define the parameters of what HEALTHY is. To keep things simple, could we agree that HEALTHY may be defined as, “a qualitative efficient balance between physical, mental, emotional function resulting in the ability and/or desire to pursue a chosen path (or paths) in life.”
If we accept this definition, how has the healthcare system structured itself to help the individual achieve this balance? We have pediatricians and family medical physicians who perform exams and provide pharmaceutical medications to address acute bacterial and viral diseases or chronic diseases (blood pressure, diabetes, etc…) Although discovering abnormalities and combating disease…
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