How can healthcare professionals help to change things?
Physician heal thyself: the resilient, energised and positive practitioner is more likely to provide a firm foundation for a vibrant and effective healthcare system than is the practitioner who has neglected their own wellbeing.
Our website feature based on the language of holistic living and caring, and the human qualities t his involved, is designed to rebalance healthcare, and everyday life towards health creation. This is particularly valuable for people with unexplained or complex or long-term conditions or with life-limiting illness, taking time to see beyond the symptoms or the disease to the whole person. Understanding the root causes of illness are an essential part of the holistic approach.
Why should healthcare professionals join the BHMA?
For healthcare professionals, the BHMA provides a practitioner perspective on whole person care through member networks, its journal and newsletters. It provides a voice for the doctors and nurses practising in the mainstream who have first hand experience of the benefits of a holistic approach, both in respect of themselves and their patients. The BHMA encourages and supports healthcare students to become members and to get involved early in their careers.
Why should CAM practitioners join the BHMA?
For CAM practitioners, belonging to the BHMA is an opportunity to share ideas and information about their practice and to engage with healthcare professionals in order to create a voice for a more holistic healthcare system in which complementary strategies are better understood and available to all.