Psychology & Psychological Research International Journal (PPRIJ)

ISSN: 2576-0319


Why Medicine is No Longer a Profession


Samuel A Nigro*

DOI: 10.23880/pprij-16000102


The enemy of health care (and practically everything else) is bureaucracy. Health care is neither the purpose nor the function of the Health Insurance Industry (HII). Contemporary medical care is no longer part of “the American way.” The Art of Medicine is an absolute contradiction to reporting to a Central Committee. Read on. Physicians must hang together, or as the aphorism ends, we will all hang separately (and a case can be made that we have already been hung out to dry). Indeed, the divide and conquer carve up of medicine by the health insurance industry (HII) is against the common good and an autopsy for the medical profession. To practice “separately” is to hang! In fact, the HII must deal with all physicians as a totum, especially without special contracts which make physicians fight each other. Medicine must become a profession again: distinct, virtuous, self-defined, self-contained, self-defending and one...and without pathological parasites depending on all we do. The basic problem is that people who cannot practice medicine are making the rules. Medical care is considered appropriate and payable only if a third party thinks it understands and agrees with what took place regardless of patient improvement or satisfaction (Does the patient feel better and is getting better?), the latter often considered to mean the care was unnecessary anyway. Actually, medicine has been criminalized with a guilty until proven innocent processing -- the latest version being “evidence based medicine”.


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