Présentation de l'éditeur
Something unhealthy is happening in America. We are getting sicker more often and we are dying sooner than we should.
Here in the wealthiest, most advanced nation in human history, money and technology alone have not been the answer to preventing disease and promoting good health. Not even providing better access to the existing healthcare system or making medical care cheaper seems to solve the dilemma.
But David Woodlock in his new book, Emotional Dimensions of Healthcare, has figured out the problem and offers solutions.
Taking the next leap forward in healthcare will mean embracing the long-overlooked and neglected emotional dimension of our lives. The combination of chronic stress, adverse childhood experiences, and continued negative social determinants such as exposure to community violence and poverty, can have a devastating impact on anyone’s physical health. But our current approach to healthcare ignores the emotional component of our well-being.
There is hope, however. Mr. Woodlock provides a prescription for smarter, better health, offering innovative approaches already being tried, as well as surveying the best ideas yet to be implemented. The result is a compelling vision of a new era of healthcare that guarantees both longevity and a higher quality of life for millions of Americans.
“A deeply sourced, brilliant prescription for what healthcare must be in the 21st century.” — Robert Hayes, President & CEO Community Health Network
“Woodlock [gets] at the heart of our current healthcare system and its regrettably poor outcomes.” — Jorge R. Petit, MD, Beacon Health Options
“An insightful and profoundly meaningful pathway to better health, lower costs, and a deeper connection between physician and patient.” — Linda Rosenberg, President & CEO National Council for Behavioral Health
About the Author
David Woodlock is President and CEO of ICL, an award-winning not-for-profit, human
service agency. Prior to that he served for over thirty years in New York State government, including four years as a Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Office of Mental Health.