By Richard Colgan
This e-book introduces the origins of significant teachings that shape the root of medication and comparable therapeutic professions. Reinforcing the humanistic aspect of sufferer care, this publication replicates the information, anecdotes and aphorisms usually comparable via mentors and educators to scientific scholars, citizens, and younger physicians. This publication offers quite a few examples of most sensible practices within the paintings of medication, profiles of significant healers all through background and worldwide, and tales absolute to motivate any training healer, whether or not they are new to the calling or a pro veteran.
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This must be done in such a manner that you do not infer that, yes, you did see this patient. To do so without consent would not be professional or legal. Porter notes, “The art of diagnosis involved creating a proﬁle of the patient’s way of life, habitation, work, and dietary habits” . Hippocrates urged that when it comes to therapeutics we should “assist nature” . ” Likewise, Hippocrates advocated exercise or activity for certain ailments: “It should be kept in mind that exercise strengthens, and inactivity weakens” .
We are privileged to make our way down a road that is well traveled by those who have come before us, those who have learned the intricate and sometimes obscure secrets of patient care. To begin this story, we must start with the Greeks. 370) Even 2000 years ago, physicians struggled to learn about the art of medicine, and philosophers contributed much to its interpretation. 356) (see Fig. 1). “All we know about Hippocrates is legend,” notes Roy Porter in The Greatest Benefit to Mankind . Two hundred years after his death, the Greeks founded the Library of Alexandria with the aim to compile and organize thousands of medical writings provided by many medical, religious, and spiritual philosophers.
Entering into a profession is not a simple proclamation of what one is going to accomplish. Rather, it is an embarkation that wholly encompasses every aspect of that person. It is a declaration of where one’s future will take them and, most importantly, the efforts to make this possible through important life choices and signiﬁcant dedication to those choices. Entering into a profession is an exciting journey, a life-changing commitment to service that will better one’s community. Not only this, but it is entry into a greater, more expansive domain of professionals.