Getting the Mind-Body Connection Right Provides the Essential  Theoretical Framework

Getting the Mind-Body Connection Right Provides the Essential Theoretical Framework

My last post warned of the dangers in treating the patient’s symptoms as an inventory of body parts to be discretely assessed. An antidote to this misguided thinking is in recognizing the mind-body connection. Understanding the factors which may have contributed to a...

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Embracing the New Healthcare Paradigm

Embracing the New Healthcare Paradigm

In my book, What Patients Don’t Say, If Doctors Don’t Listen, I discussed how the day-to-day challenges of our practices can wear down the initial inspiration to heal for many healthcare professionals. It doesn’t need to be that way, though. There is a new paradigm,...

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Great Expectations and Discouraging Experience: The Practitioner’s Inspiration

Great Expectations and Discouraging Experience: The Practitioner’s Inspiration

Most doctors and healthcare practitioners enter the field with great expectations and a strong desire to help people. Many have a personal story, often of a family member or relative who suffered. Whether or not they died or were “saved,” a light was turned on because...

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