Title: Healthcare and motivation-medicine: a critical examination of health, the medical profession and the future of cell research
Authors: Emmanuel Etoung
Addresses: Gastroenterology/Proctology, Health Center of Diakonie, Hospital Rotenburg an der Fulda, 36199 Rotenburg, Germany
Abstract: This study offers a reflection on healthcare and motivation-medicine, the medical profession and the future of cell research, while introducing a new concept based on the understanding medical doctors can no longer be confined in hospitals. In the era of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and mounting healthcare expenditures in the USA and also other countries in the world, including those with universal care, it is becoming apparent the traditional relationship doctor-patient may not be the best and only way to optimum and quality health. Motivation-Medicine, discussed in this study, offers a cost-effective, humane and caring alternative way.
Keywords: motivation-medicine; healthcare expenditure; Obamacare; Affordable Care Act; cellular pathology; medical profession; cell research; doctor-patient relationship; healthcare management; caring; health quality.
International Journal of Services and Standards, 2015 Vol.10 No.1/2, pp.49 - 71
Received: 05 Jun 2014
Accepted: 19 Dec 2014
Published online: 15 Mar 2015 *