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Holism, Homeostasis and Harmony

Richard Rawlins

Abstract


In May 2010, the British Medical Association's Junior Doctor Committee called for an end to training attachments at Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Within a week, the local health board announced that the training programme at the hospital would be scrapped. Anna McCurley, a former MP and friend of the hospital said: "I would be deeply disappointed if junior doctors did not get training in the holistic approach at some point - it gives patients such confidence" [1]. This ignored the fact that the junior doctors’ regular and conventional training does indeed include the principles of "holism”. Which begs the question as to the meaning of "holism”.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v1i3.115

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