Monday, 9 July 2012

The need for holistic approach to HEALTH

Today, BBC Health published two stories, which illustrate the need for health to be considered holistically - not just the symptoms of a patient in the context of an hospital ward or clinic.

  1. Loneliness is a major health issue
  2. Medical Officer urges healthy homes
These two stories taken in isolation make a strong case in themselves, but together, they show the diversity of factors that can influence our health, and consequently the enormity of the public health challenge, the need for people to take some responsibility for their situations, and the idea of patients as people with lives lived around people in buildings. 

Its the simple little things that really add up, that don't have to, with equally simple interventions! 

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