In her book Humanistic Healthcare Dr. Margaret Hannah shares the following insights which have provided the basis for her own evolving practice over the years. She believes that we can no longer afford to look at the human body as simply a machine. "That health is a product of healthy relationships, a quality of life held in common. That nobody can be healthy alone. That given the right conditions health is contagious and can spread like an infectious disease. And that who we are being as healthcare professionals is as important as what we are doing."
Maybe you have asked yourself how we have allowed health care to stray so far from caring? Have we lost sight of the individual we are treating, their fears, anxieties, emotions, values and stories? Have we refused to address the social determinants that may be central to the dis-ease we witness every day in society? Has contemporary medicine simply lost sight of the central role of human relationships in healthcare? Please join us at Maine State Prison on June 27-28 for Addressing Personhood in Healthcare and Rehabilitation: An Ethical and Moral Imperative to explore these provocative issues.
Registration is $129 for Members, $149 for Non-members, $45 for Hospice Volunteers, free for the first three family members of MSP hospice volunteers ($30 for additional family members), free for MSP/MDOC Staff Members.