Monday, January 7, 2013

Escape Fire


I do not have the solutions, but just about everyone in healthcare knows there are problems, and we will not be fixing them anytime soon. One of my clinical rotations has me working with many homeless and uninsured individuals. Another clinical rotation has me working with an upscale rural population. None of that is the problem. The problem in this country is we do a horrible job educating and preventing disease in the first place, e.g., Primary Care.

 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

PediNP said...

So why I have I never heard of this documentary? I will be renting it tomorrow, on my day off. But will it change anything? One can only hope...

NP Odyssey said...
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NP Odyssey said...

I have not seen it yet. The integrative medicine department is showing it and having a panel discussion afterwards, for anyone who wants to attend. I'm sure they want to talk about our broken system, but also how integrative medicine can be a part of the solution.
Will it change things? As long as profits pay stock holders and CEOs not likely.

Absentbabinski said...

Public health is the dirty secret of medicine. If we poured money into giving people good education for health promotion, good housing, good food and supportive engagement at a general public level.

To do this would be super expensive and not a quick fix, and no politician wants to spend their time in office spending money on solutions that won't be realised for years. Sad but true :/