Dr Peter J Gordon: “A person centred tool” [reblogged]

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In a previous post I drew attention to the increasingly mechanical language of Health Improvement.

This current post starts with recent communication by health improvers in Scotland:patient centred tool 01patient centred tool 02patient-centred-tool-031One of my favourite writers is Robert Louis Stevenson. In “an apology for idlers”  he considers how humankind tends to approach understanding:RLS 1893RLS quote 001RLS quote 017Midgley002Mary Midgley, now aged 95 years, is one of my favourite moral philosophers. In “Heart and mind” she considers “tests”:mary_midgley_030414_0_450Midgley025Midgley001Midgley004Midgley005Midgley006Midgley007Mary Midgley has written a lot about reductionism:Midgley015Healthcare Improvement Scotland outline that they are “one organisation, with all activities aimed at driving improvements in healthcare”:One OrganisationIf you search Healthcare Improvement Scotland for “philosophy” you get three results, none of which actually relate clearly to philosophical study:philosophy HISIf you search Healthcare Improvement Scotland for “ethics” you get zero results:zero mention of ethicsDr Murad Moosa Khan is a psychiatrist for older adults, who like me has an interest in ethics: Dr Murad Moosa Khan. In a recent talk…

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