Tenet 4: Health 3.0 Balances Part and Whole. All things are parts of a whole. We find this understanding everywhere from the perennial philosophy of the world’s religious traditions, and the secular Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius, to the transpersonal teachings of Ken Wilber. In the world of biology, for example, atoms are [...]
Tenet 3: Health 3.0 is about Both Exteriors AND Interiors. It’s the holiday season. And the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. What is Thanksgiving to you? You might respond by describing the home where you and your family get together every year. The turkey and many sides you consume. The charitable work [...]
Tenet 2 (Continued): The Personal and Non-personal in Practice in Health 3.0. I wrote briefly in a previous post about one of the attending physicians of the neurocritical ICU who looked after my mother. I’d like to elaborate more on that story here. My mother had successful emergency surgery at our local [...]
Tenet 2: Health 3.0 is both personal and non-personal. In my last post I introduced the first tenet of Health 3.0: uniqueness. Let’s continue with the next tenet: the importance of both the personal and non-personal in Health 3.0. This may be the hardest tenet for me to explain, but here goes… [...]
The Tenets of Health 3.0. In a previous post, I introduced a framework for the future of medicine called Health 3.0. I distinguish it from Health 1.0 — where we’ve been in medicine — and Health 2.0 — where I believe we’re at now. There are different ways to practice Health 3.0. But what exactly is it? I will [...]
Health 3.0: Where Medicine Needs to Go. The rip-off Have you or any of your loved ones experienced our health care system lately? If so, how was that experience for you? Were you pleased with your care? Were you able to access the system easily? Did it treat you with dignity, [...]
Exile of Eros: The Real Crisis in Medicine. So much has been said about healthcare reform in America. Much of it is political. Anything as big and complex as our healthcare system is subject to our particular worldviews. But we’ve been fooled. We’ve been misled about what the crisis in medicine [...]
Mom and Medicine: What Worries this MD. Everyone’s life is a unique, evolving story. This is mine. On April 15, 2016, my mother had a sudden rupture of a brain aneurysm. Prior to this she had never had any warning symptoms and had never been hospitalized. In about one hour she went from [...]
After reading Nassim Taleb's book Antifragile, I realized how crucial it is to apply this to medicine. So I wrote about it here. This is large enough to become its own tenet and a major addendum to our original paper, Unique Self and the Future of Medicine.
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