The Intersection of Tech and Holistic Health

JUDITH NOWLIN | December 9, 2019

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There is a common misconception in the healthcare field that technological innovation is opposed to the philosophy of holistic care. Tech is viewed as artificial, manufactured, and impersonal it values human experience only for the sake of developing better algorithms and treats the physical body of the patient without care for their personhood. In contrast, holistic care is seen as organic and natural; elevating the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of an individual and seeing them not as a patient but a person with a particular and unique social and cultural background. Under this perception, it is easy to see why those invested in whole-person care have resisted the march of innovation or flat out rejected it.

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