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Unpublished Paper
American Health Care's Temporal Order
(2014)
  • Craig B. Garner
Abstract
The world of contemporary health care is not based upon absolutes, but rather an ever-evolving system of beliefs influenced at any given time by a confluence of advances in science, popular culture, current events and religion. As these and other components shape that which we as a nation accept as truth, some historical notions transition away from their previously influential roles in society, to be replaced by ideologies that better conform to modern standards. Given enough time and perspective, these erstwhile canons can even transcend into the realm of mythology and folklore. As with the idea that the mentally ill were once widely believed to be victims of demonic possession, what was once considered an immutable medical truth is now viewed as a quaint theory of an immature age.
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 26, 2014
Citation Information
Craig B. Garner. "American Health Care's Temporal Order" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craiggarner/24/