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Collaborative Health Care: Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold

Human beings best exist and thrive in an environment of social support, enabling our system to maximize its potential. In fact, the human body was not engineered to be isolated for long periods of time. Just as flowers turn toward sunlight, so we seek after acceptance, validation, counsel, comfort, pleasure, and happiness by being in the presence of or connected with a larger network of people (e.g. families, friends, peers, organizations, denominations, etc.) Removing a person from his or her social support system is like removing a coal from the burning influence of others—it can sustain itself for a time, but it will always burn out. Isn’t it time we stop getting left out in the cold?

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