HealthCare Re-Form: Future Healthcare Provider’s Perspective

Emmanuel Reid

Healthcare reform as a concept can seem a bit daunting, what exactly does it mean? How will things change? It is important to understand the healthcare system in place in order to fully conceptualize what changes are to come. With the Supreme Court ultimately deeming the Affordable Care Act as a constitutional reform to America’s health care, change is inevitable. Natasha Lare is a health service provider that has reform on the mind.  Her vision for the future is more reliant on preventative care and integrative medicine. The Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality, an initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, gave me a clear definition of exactly what integrative healthcare is:

”…the combination of practices and methods of alternative medicine with evidence based medicine”.


Graduate nursing student [Natasha Lare] helping her local community at flu shot clinic.
Photo: Emmanuel Reid.

Natasha’s approach seems to be a trend among the wave of new healthcare professionals. With institutions like UCLA’s Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine  and Dr. Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine  it is apparent that healthcare is heading in a new direction.

“We’re managing disease processes at the end of the process…versus teaching them how to prolong their lives before disease develops.”

Knowledge is power and diagnosing a problem is the first step to recovery. This being said, it’s encouraging to know that with such drastic change for the future our healthcare providers are using the momentum to shape a more holistic healthcare culture.


Publicado el diciembre 3, 2012 en Salud / Health y etiquetado en , , , , , , , , , , , . Guarda el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.


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