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Society must come to a conclusion on how important human suffering is

Society must come to a conclusion on how important human suffering is

Very interesting thoughts on the goals of Western medicine. Should medicine be about alleviating suffering? Totally eradicating disease through industrializing medicine (thing drug companies)? If global health is indeed largely affected by socioeconomic factors, should medicine drive policies?

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January 12, 2013 - Posted by | environmental health, health care, Public Health | , ,

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  1. Medicine should have less of a reductionist view and should also be able to work with Public Health in equity issues. It is sad that 21 century their still such a HUGE disparity in health care and wealth distribution. That gap is growing wider everyday. That is why I decided not to go into Medicine even though I know I could, but because of how business like the field of medicine as become over the years.

    Comment by terrabella1 | January 12, 2013 | Reply


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