The future of our NHS and the power of community: A relational approach
SummaryA new community impulse is awakening globally; a growing movement whose core is holism. Its many facets are already informing a larger perspective on health and social care. Chief among them are a concern with the whole person – body, mind and spirit, co-production of health, compassion in health- care, working with rather than against Nature and the all-important need for health and healthcare to become sustainable. To support this awakening HealthCommonsHub has been created.
First ParagraphEntrenched political and economic interests are standing in the way of change and inclusion of people and communities as equal partners in health creation. The change we need will naturally not come from those with invested interests in the way the system operates at the moment but from caring, capable and open minded individuals and networked communities that already model an important part of our future through their relational approach.
The original article was published on the site of the British Holistic Medical Association and can be downloaded here.