We are mechanical patients

The medical model that informs the training of doctors and the care of patients, considers people to be machines made up of organs, limbs and chemical processes. A widely accepted definition of health says that health is “the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism.” In plain language, health is the extent […]

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Welcome to the conversation

Welcome to Mechanical Patient. Humans are social beings. We flourish when we are surrounded by strong relationships. The quality of our social circles is often an accurate predictor of health, well-being and happiness. So why then does the current medical model continue to treat patients, and to a lesser extent caregivers, as chemical and mechanical entities? […]

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