Wisdom in HealthCare

The technology of medicine has outrun its sociology

Posted on February 6, 2020 8:33 pm By delmeyer in Wisdom in HealthCare

The purpose of medicine is to prevent significant disease, to decrease pain, and to postpone death when it is meaningful to do so. Technology has to support these goals—if not, it may be even counterproductive. –-Joel J. Nobel I fear we are developing a group of competent technicians, treating disease, but not treating the whole […]

10. Wisdom in HealthCare: They do certainly give very strange and new-fangled names to diseases

Posted on November 5, 2019 5:15 am By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

[M]modern liberalism is something like a superbug that strengthens its pathologies in response to inadequate treatment . . .” D. C. Schindler’s Areopagus Lecture When meditating over a disease, I never think of finding a remedy for it, but, instead, a means of preventing it. – Louis Pasteur There are only two things a child […]

10. Wisdom in HealthCare: One has to have joy in work to get productivity & quality

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:49 am By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

All quotes by Russell L. Ackoff It is far better to do the right thing wrong than to do the wrong thing right. Successful problem solving requires finding the right solution to the right problem. We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right […]

Manage your own healthcare

Posted on April 29, 2019 10:33 pm By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

This is best done when you pay your physician or laboratory or hospital personally. Even the wealthy have difficulty doing so in this age of high-tech care. But high-tech care occurs primarily in the hospitals and thus hospital insurance is the best hedge against personal catastrophe. This is coupled with surgical care, trauma and emergency […]

Avoiding Government Thievery of our Profession

Posted on February 20, 2019 8:26 pm By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

The difference between government and thievery is mostly a matter of legality ~ Dr Walter E. Williams. Health Care has to be Patient Centered under a Physician’s Direction.  PCPD Feedback . . .  Subscribe to HealthPlanUSA . . . Subscribe to MedicalTuesday . . .

Coming together, Keeping together, Working together

Posted on October 10, 2018 1:31 pm By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

“Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.” –Henry Ford 

Health is better than wealth

Posted on July 20, 2018 1:17 am By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

The poorest man would not part with health for money, but . . . the richest would gladly part with all their money for health. –C. C. Colton (1780-1832).  Addressed to Those Who Think, l.225. 1823. Health is better than wealth. –John Ray (1628-1705). A Collection of English Proverbs. p. 153, 1678. Having good health […]

Prevent Disease, Relieve Suffering, Heal the Sick

Posted on April 3, 2018 5:35 am By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

To prevent disease, to relieve suffering and to heal the sick—this is our work. –William Osler Doctors allow you to die. Charlatans kill you. –Jean de La Bruyère English physicians kill you. The French let you die. –William Lamb Others kill you before you are born. –Unknown        

Are we Jeffersonian or Hamiltonian?

Posted on January 4, 2018 6:45 am By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

Healthcare may be in the same Conundrum that Jefferson and Hamilton were in during the 1760s. Are we now under Hamiltonian control by central government? Will we be able to return to Jeffersonian freedom at the individual level? The current Hamilton Production based on the Grand scale biography of Ron Chernow may not give us […]