In a previous post I drew attention to the increasingly mechanical language of Health Improvement.
This current post starts with recent communication by health improvers in Scotland: One of my favourite writers is Robert Louis Stevenson. In “an apology for idlers” he considers how humankind tends to approach understanding:Mary Midgley, now aged 95 years, is one of my favourite moral philosophers. In “Heart and mind” she considers “tests”: Mary Midgley has written a lot about reductionism:Healthcare Improvement Scotland outline that they are “one organisation, with all activities aimed at driving improvements in healthcare”:If you search Healthcare Improvement Scotland for “philosophy” you get three results, none of which actually relate to philosophical study:If you search Healthcare Improvement Scotland for “ethics” you get zero results:Dr Murad Moosa Khan is a psychiatrist for older adults, who like me has an interest in ethics: . In a recent talk he said: and later concluded: