Embodied medical care

My dear late friend Alan said pay “attention to the coincidences.”

I recently had surgery for a structural problem that was not responding to less invasive approaches.   This event and the supporting moments could make for a great protocol on what to expect, how to support diagnosis and treatment, and how to heal  but today the more interesting frontier for me is the critical role that my surgeons somatic awareness played in the success of this venture.  This broader phenomenon— awareness,communication, and empathetic somatic resonance in the surgeon with his patient—and more vitally his team—is an important arena for mind-body exploration and education.   I think this would make for an excellent phenomenology project.

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