We want to move away from overprescription
We believe a flourishing and sustainable healthcare service needs to move away from an increasingly unsustainable overprescribe and fix model. As well as treating illness and disease, whole person medicine aims to create resilience and wellbeing. We are interested not just in the biochemistry and pathology of disease, but the routes to ill health and the lived body. We seek an approach to healthcare that considers diet, exercise, lifestyle choices, emotions and beliefs, experiences and relationships, family & community and the world around us.
We want to underpin healthcare with core values
We promote twelve key principles which we think should underpin all approaches in healthcare: compassion, balance, community-minded, connected, empowered, holistic, integrated, intuitive, meaningful, resilient, self-caring, wisdom and love.
We want to support resilient doctors and nurses
Practitioners who cannot care for their own bodies and feelings will be much less able to care for others. All practitioners need to be aware that the medical and nursing professions are at higher risk of poor mental health and burnout. We want to help healthcare workers to understand the origins of health and find time to attend to their own wellbeing and build resilience.