are ‘treated’ within the walls of a hospital or clinic, the health professionals worldview is by default circumscribed to be limited by the walls of a hospital.
our medical schools . The WHO in recent years has recognized this by promoting the concept of ‘Social Determinants of Health’ taking into consideration the fact that health is influenced and impacted by variables and factors outside the control or purview of the health practitioner. Does the clinical expertise of doctors or other healthcare experts give them any control over the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, technological and other factors that impact on health?
(Felix Obi is a Physiotherapist and Health Policy/Management Professional who works with an International Donor Agency in Abuja and can be reached via email@example.com)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead