Meador on Healthcare
Despite escalating expenditures and remarkable advances, Americans seem to be expressing their distrust of the health care system at higher and higher levels. I believe that patients are missing, longing for, the feeling of being given the sort of care that comes with rich human contact. They want to feel as though they as individuals are more important than the system. Modern medicine has unknowingly created quite a dilemma for itself. In its highly admirable race to find cures for all sorts of diseases, it has let its patients down in a very personal and important way. Patients want to believe that they are highly valued as individuals. If that is not their perception, then let’s change that. We have a lot of good people providing health care and we have the psycho-social tools to help them be more effective healers.
Our theme this year - Finding inner strength, connection and opportunity in times of crisis is particularly apt given the challenges all of us are facing. We’re adapting to the Corona-challenge by moving this year’s conference to an e-format via Zoom. We are compressing our agenda into three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7 - August 9, making it easier to fit into people’s schedules.
These meetings take place weekly on Friday's from 12 noon to 3PM, Pacific Daylight Time. We generally have around 14 people attending from around the US and the world. The purpose is to allow attendees to feel Community and Support as we Encounter with one another. The meeting is open to all CSP members, as well as to others who the members may recommend. An online Zoom meeting.
Antonio Santos is hosting a weekly PCA International Zoom meeting, which is held on alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6AM Pacific Daylight Time. This start time accommodates the needs of attendees who are spread across the globe. The meeting runs for two hours, and is well attended by members of the International PCA Community - CSP and others.