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An Uncomfortable Truth

conversations inspiration thegreatgaslights Jul 24, 2023

In the pursuit of well-being and healing should be at the forefront. However, concerns have been raised about the state of the medical system worldwide.

Medical bodies and councils, once deemed guardians of health, are subject to influences that compromise the integrity of patient within a system lacking transparency and seemingly controlled by centralised authorities.

The Hidden Hand of Centralised Control

It is disheartening to consider that our medical institutions are caught in the web of a centralised system. That medical boards and councils around the world are directed by central bodies, setting protocols and agendas that filter down globally. This centralised control raises questions about the autonomy of healthcare practitioners and whether their decisions can truly independent or are influenced by external forces.

The Dilemma of Conformity

For years, we have been trained to uphold research and evidence-based approaches as the gold standard in healthcare. However, the downside has become evident. Healthcare practitioners today find themselves navigating a complex landscape where conformity often seems to be the norm. The pressure to adhere to established protocols can stifle independent thinking and limit innovation in patient care.

The Cult-like Attributes

This all-encompassing technocratic order leaves little room for independent thinking and questioning of established protocols. Those who dare to challenge the status quo are met with the threat of job loss and other serious consequences.

Some professionals liken the healthcare system to a "cult" as dissent is discouraged, and adherence to established norms is paramount. Fear of repercussions, such as job loss or tarnished reputations, prevents open discussion and constructive criticism. The result is a culture of silence, hindering progress and perpetuating potential flaws in patient care.

The Future

The profound truth can so jarring that on realisation health and medical professionals feel ashamed that their long-held practices may not have been as beneficial to patients as they had once believed. This risk of regret emphasises the necessity of acknowledging systemic challenges and foster an environment of open dialogue to effect positive change.

An eye-opening book, "Disciplined Minds" by Jeff Schmidt, delves into how highly educated individuals can become controlled and conform to the established order, even if it isn't in the best interest of the patients.

Embracing Transparency and Critical Thinking

Let's break free from the shackles of conformity and embrace independent thinking to ensure that patient well-being remains our top priority.

The road to positive change in healthcare begins with transparency and critical thinking. Honest conversations about the potential influences on medical decision-making must take place, with the ultimate focus on patient well-being. Encouraging independent thought and supporting professionals who question established norms can lead to advancements in medical practices and better outcomes for those under our care.


The shadows lurking in the healthcare industry should not deter us from striving for better care and a healthier society. Acknowledging the systemic challenges and cultivating a culture of openness and critical thinking will help pave the way for a more transparent and patient-centered healthcare system.

The time has come for us to engage in open dialogue and challenge the existing paradigms. Together, we can create a healthier and more compassionate healthcare system.


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