Chapter 1 A Crises: Our Health is on Fire
1. In what way did the author help Sam and why did he become increasingly despondant about the care he was providing Sam?
Sam was not truly improving his health. Rather, the medications were simply bandaids that provided a temporary fix to an underlying health problem that was not really being addressed.
Diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cholesterol, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, gout (and many more).
Excluding island nations, it has the highest incident.
Explain the metaphor of healthcare workers as firefighters and to what extent have they succeeded in fighting the fires consuming our society.
Healthcare workers ought to be aiming to extinguish the chronic diseases we fight. Instead, chronic disease is only expanding. It is akin to firefighters who instead of extinguishing a large forest fire, are only managing to slowly retreat backward in their fight.