Monthly Archives: June 2015

Professional Culture: Value or Not?

As anyone who has spent time looking at different types of providers and integrating them into a common system knows, each health care profession has its own culture. The word “culture” stems from the Latin culturare, ‘to tend, cultivate.’ It is … Continue reading

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“No man is an island…”

In 1624, the poet John Donne wrote the following meditation: No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, … Continue reading

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Evolving Professions, Expanding Scope, Ongoing Battles

There isn’t a health care profession that has been exempt from fighting political Western medicine. The unchallenged cultural authority established by allopathic medicine and its professional social ‘norms’ has permitted medical schools to demand compliance from students and practitioners.  Rites of passage for … Continue reading

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