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Patients not Profits: How markets dehumanise health


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item type
an article on a website
author
Jonathon Tomlinson
link
https://abetternhs.net/patients-not-profits-how-markets-dehumanise-hea [snip!]
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journal
Abetternhs.net
year
2009

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I believe that the corporatisation of healthcare is dehumanising. By this I mean that real, whole people living with their hopes and worries, ideas and expectations, are broken down by the process of corporatisation into biological parts not for diagnosis and treatment but so that they can be measured and converted into profits. We are far more than the sum of our biological parts; we also have relationships with our past and future, our family and friends, our work and environment, our country and our home. We are irrational and passionate as well as calculating and objective; we need kindness, affection and understanding as well as diagnoses and treatments. And healthcare is far more effective when this is taken into account.

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