Society and Medicine

ATeasd5941 ateasd5941 at aol.com
Fri Feb 20 04:52:30 EST 1998

      Much of the social change in medicine seems to have been 
helped along by the shifting role of social workers and social 
teaching. The flexibility of the teaching in this area has allowed
 mobility in thought and change. 

    The ridgid structure of social teaching in medicine, and the
 paucity of  it, has constrained medicine to one point. The only
 flexibility comes seemingly from the scientific end of the teaching
 and movement. This leaves the question of whether medicine is now 
serving the few at the expense of the many, therefore needs to
 be constrained for societies sake? 

Which leads me to anther point I would like to make;

The medical profession has been stifled by its own formality and
has become unable to break away from it, why? Is it not time
to break away from the Victorian values attached to its "status"
and allow the medical profession to work with people and not
for its self?

Carol T
Feb 1998

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