Chaos in Medicine™ Series

By Nathaniel William Wilson

 

Volume 1 * Obama's Blindness and The Missing Link in Healthcare * ISBN-13: 978-1481906562 * ISBN-10: 1481906569

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sectional synopsis

 

Author's Preface

Sketches the author's context and details of the work environment that gave rise to the Chaos in Medicine™ series of publications, it also explains how the idea came about to name the specific case of ignorance "Obama's Blindness", mainly drawing from indirect observations of Obama's movements around the world while still a US Senator in search of answers to a politically defined subset of questions pertaining to healthcare. The preface lays the foundation for understanding the seriousness of the problem as identified through official high-level medical services research, and sets the scene for a worldwide debate about the main reasons for failing healthcare systems. 

 

Introduction

The academic article encapsulates the essence of this book series;
this section briefly explains the origins of the article.

 

Abstract

Displays the abstract as it can be found in the academic article,
as published in the Global Journal of Health Science, volume 4, issue 6, page 1.

 

First Principles (Chapter 1)

This chapter is an adapted version of the entire academic article, but for a wider readership outside the normal reaches of mainstream medical literature. It provides an extensive elucidation of the author's understanding of medical professionalism, medical sociology, the socio-religious basis of medical superiority, social class-based hierarchies in public healthcare settings, accreditation of medical degrees together with a renewed scheme for an integrated holistic healthcare educations framework, as well as objectives geared toward achieving more appropriate levels of integration and cooperation between healthcare authorities and organizations across the globe. The chapter ends with an in-depth explanation of "Obama's Blindness" and "The Missing Link in Healthcare" as two related yet distinct symptoms of a deeply set ignorance by which the medical profession was able to medicalize society to the point of today's huge (and growing) base of ineffectively-operated healthcare platforms. 

 

Second Opinions (Chapter 2)

Starting with a description of a major botheration caused by the existence of a second opinion market and a general neglect for the importance of the first encounter with patients, this chapter focuses on the decreasing trend of proper patient examinations and the vibrant prevalence of situations involving non-effective referrals that could have been avoided. If patient examinations were done by not rejecting traditional philosophies involving exhaustive question-and-answer sessions (i.e. getting as much information from patients and eliciting detailed questions that could minimize patient visitations or lead to more accurate diagnoses after the initial contact between healthcare professionals and patients), our prognoses for health would arguably be more progressive. The aspect of technology in diagnostic evaluations is considered, and also makes reference to the assumed general expectation that technological gadgets in the consultation room are always better and more effective. In the end, the argument moves in the direction of questioning the perpetual existence of a vibrant market of second opinions that does not necessarily yield either better outcomes for patient care, or the expected concomitant increase in indicators of basic health, or even a decrease in prevalence of chronic diseases.

 

Third Effects (Chapter 3)

In line with the idea of the butterfly effect, this chapter poses to the reader a question regarding the level of awareness of effects borne during medicalizing of society, effects on individual lives within communities around the globe. A shattering collage of impressions is skecthed, also drawing from relevant personal experience, and the focus returns to the medical professional as the agent who needs to become more aware of the effects they create, even unknowingly, for these effects have significant consequences most professionals would never come to know about. This resulting enquiry calls on the proactive reader (more than the professional) to raise to higher levels of awareness about the effects of badly practiced medicine.

 

Fourth Reich (Chapter 4)

In this concluding chapter (of Volume 1), the medical profession is likened to a cult with an empire-like rule over the occupational world (globally). This is set off against the idea that the globalizing world is moving away from elitist mindsets; elitism has shown to throw the world into its darkest times; now, in 2013, as we usher into a new dispensation, the author calls for the abolishment of such elitist establishments with more equalized social constructs and mechanisms within the occupational world. Currently, medical doctors enjoy idol status in workplace environments where they can easily override decisions from other healthcare professionals even if these contributions from so-called lower-rank professionals could or would have led to better healthcare outcomes. The entire healthcare setting is structured around the elitist standing of medical professionals, seen from the holistic healthcare point of view, and it is this elitist structuring within our psyches that must evaporate for the purposes of creating opportunities for progressive attempts at making healthcare more affordable and effective.

 

Interlude to Volume 2 (Summary of Volume 1)

In an attempt to bridge two very diverging volumes of text in this series, this section serves to offer guidelines toward more practical approaches for tackling the most important issues as identified in the preceding four chapters. Serving as a vantage point toward a new type of discussion in healthcare circles around the globe, the author also sheds light on a more personal motivation for writing the book, a motivation that must ultimately be seen as the main reason for making the series accessible to the general public. In effect, healthcare should and must be made much more affordable to the general populace and this goal must be achieved at all costs (including costs of title-based pride, social dominance and excessive levels of lifestyle-based expectations from a career in medicine); more healthcare professionals are needed to commit their careers and best efforts to achieving this all-important objective - for the sake of a better, healthier world.

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