As I wrote about here, I believe medicine is a spiritual practice because practicing medicine is all about being vessels for Divine love, so we can facilitate the process of self-healing for our patients. But nobody ever taught me this in medical school. I learned it by merely being human. Because of my ability to be both human and a doctor, I have always practiced love, with a little medicine on the side.
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Last week I wrote about the Doctor-Patient Relationship of the broken, outdated, patriarchal health care system of The Old Medicine. This week, I’m going out on a limb to suggest a new kind of Doctor-Patient Relationship, the kind I practice and I hope others in the new Pink Medicine do too. Here goes nothing. It’s All About Collaboration As doctor and patient, you and I are entering into a partnership.
When I was training to become a physician, the rules of the broken, outdated, patriarchal medical system were made clear to me. They went something like this. The Old Medicine As your doctor, I will sacrifice everything in my personal life in order to fix what is broken in you. I will stay awake when I’m exhausted, cross my legs when I have to pee, ignore my stomach when it growls, neglect my partner and children when they need me, allow my health to decline, and read all my medical journals so I can stay up to date on the latest in modern science.