Why we need an integrated model of health care
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An integrated model of health care should be a collaborative effort in the best interest of the patient rather than a competitive slandering practice between the medical profession and complementary practitioners. I think we both should bring our own strengths and our 'duty of Care' to our patients to ensure healing, health & wellbeing.
I did my clinical placement with a GP and worked for 10 years in an integrated model of health care that included GP's, specialists, allied professionals and with complementary health practitioners; in all my time I have never come across a health care professional who was not dedicated to their patients. However, Lissa a MD does raise some serious questions about a reductionist model of managed health care and purports a wholistic approach of health & wellbeing by focusing on prevention and treating the cause rather than suppressing symptoms.
(Pleas do not come off or change any of your medication unless you have consulted your Doctor or health care professional.)