Chapter 4. Forces for Democracy for Health

Data Truths

Whole Health Catalogue

In the Occupy Healthcare segment of Chapter 1, we noted that Millenials reject dominant institutions, trust less, and rely on their peers. In terms of health care, they do not believe that their health is up to a doctor; it is up to them. They need the tools to manage it. In some respects they are no different from their same age counterparts from the Baby Boom generation.

We need a Whole Health Catalogue. Tom Ferguson, M.D., was the health and medical editor of the best-selling Whole Earth Catalogue which was initially published in 1969. He was an early advocate of an empowered medical consumer. In 1975 he urged patients to educate themselves and share information ...

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