Friday, March 7, 2014

Family Medicine: Honoring the Sacred

A Stuart Kauffman book titled Reinventing the Sacred catches my reading attention from time to time.  Dr. Kauffman asks lots of questions in the book, which has great sections about complexity with strange attractors and an occasional dynamic dysequilibrium.  This gets me thinking about the sacred aspects of life and how they relate to Family Medicine.

What is sacred?

In each person there exists a sacred element at the core of their being.  This element helps to define their humanity and goes with them everywhere, manifesting even when they are engaged with their physician.  It is worthy of consideration in all of their endeavors.  How might Family Physicians recognize it in their patients, and themselves?  Beyond their patients and themselves?

How might God recognize it in individuals and in their Family Physicians?

What do you think?

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