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September 1972

Equanimitas in an Era of Rapid Change in Health Care and Health Education

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC
From Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(3):347-349. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110150045007

"Threatening" and "deep anxiety" are thought associations when some individuals are faced with rapid change or major change. The rate and degree of changes in health care and health education during the past 15 years have been substantial; the projected changes during the next 15 years will be even greater. How can we allay anxieties and maintain our firm stewardship to steer the health industry in a manner that will render optimal service to the nation?

First, it is necessary to understand that health care and health education are not the only measures of society that are undergoing rapid change. The social revolution in the United States has cast health in an indispensable role for the welfare of our citizenry. Appropriate nutrition, adequate housing, good health, and proper educational opportunities are some of the elements of the multidimensional programs to improve the quality of life.

Changes in the Health Care

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