When my wife and I visited Salzburg Austria a few years ago, we stayed in a small boutique hotel formerly part of the Saint Sebastian monastery. In its famous church courtyard cemetery are buried both Mozart’s wife and his father, …
Post Author: Arnold R. Eiser, MD
Arnold R. Eiser is an internal medicine physician and author of Preserving Brain Health in a Toxic Age: New Insights from Neuroscience, Integrative Medicine, and Public Health.
Postmodern cultural values have seriously impacted medical care and the patient-physician relationship. Corporate control of medical care, computerization of medical information and consumerism in the clinical encounter, plus the destruction of the myth of the physician are all embodiments of postmodern values.
Postmodern thinkers such as Foucault, Lyotard, Levinas, and Bauman offer powerful insights that can be applied to understand how current values have changed medical practice, including issues such as …
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