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Chances are, you were born in a hospital.
Throughout your life, you will get some of your most important news in hospitals. News about yourself and your loved ones. Your babies will be born there. You might die there.
Anytime you're in a hospital, you're probably fearful or hopeful or both. With all of that in mind, it probably makes sense for the physical nature of a hospital to be focused on your humanity and for all the things that feed your soul to be present there. Music, food, art, words, people. But if you've dealt with hospitals a lot, you know that sometimes, everything you need is missing.
The model of medicine that treats the body as a mechanism can lose sight of so many things that are vitally connected, in less obvious ways, to health.
Thomas Moore has written an important new book about all the connections, visible and invisible.