Over the years the healthcare industry has become just that a profit making industry which in many cases is too expensive for most of us to afford. Furthermore, if we have a very bad condition how much are doctor really helping us or have Doctor become apart of the problem.
The "Healthcare Industry" sadly has become another greedy industry yet not completely as some Doctors actually Treat the CONDITIONS not the Symptoms and not simply applying band aids like "here's a prescription".
Some Doctors (the ones in bed with big pharma) increase the problems while the many Doctors that refuse big pharma "benefits", are not.
Should we have more choice on how we wish to live and die?
WE have such choice/choices, so far, since we're not living under a dictatorship.
Should holistic care be a real option, such as the use of alternative medicines?
Most emphatically!! There are quite many Doctors that offer Alternative/Natural Healing Methods as well Doctors that do not outright offer yet are sometimes available when asked.
Should the FDA decide how we want to be treated?
NO!! The Fumbling Drug Agency have enough problems in their haphazard approaches to "investigating" and "approving" things/products/drugs, etc.
Should healthcare be a partnership between doctor / care givers and the patient?
It is with GOOD Doctors as well with Hospice.
And should the truth come out on what Doctors can really do for serious conditions such as cancer?
There are MANY variations of Cancer. Some are curable (depending upon Stage of formation) and some are not.
YES!! I had a very GOOD Doctor (Oncologist) in my Cancer Treatment course in 2001.There ARE Doctors in the Alternative Healing arena that offer specific and proven methods other than standard chemical (poison) solutions.
I had the Poison solution--Cisplatin, Bleomycin, Etoposide--and the phrase I coined in Hospital was AT MY SIDE.
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