Zip codes do indeed have a massive bearing on health outcomes, but as yet we haven’t found useful interventions for social determinants. Life and humans and complex. Worth getting Pritpal and co involved at Creating Health and Community https://www.healthandcommunity.org/the-collaborative/
Wow Sara, thank you for writing this and for sharing your life experiences with the world. Like you, I am a fellow Australian, and I thank you for being a part of the collective whole of our country. I grew up side by side with many Iranian people, as my parents decided to embrace the Bahai faith.
We crowdsourced empathy for people with persisting pain to guide product design using their stories on Medium.com. Turns out getting people to write for therapy is a fantastic source of design insights https://tincture.io/the-magic-of-words-in-health-care-2804c0749176#.24llswr65
Yes, pain is very reliant on context and meaning to make sense of a sensation. If we have medical professionals that use words that describe harm, damage and danger in their language, we can create more pain. Making sense of the sensations as protection, alarms and warnings (that can be really useful, but can also “malfunction”) helps change some…
It would be great to get to a point of less error, and more effectiveness! Why some things work, and then don’t, keeps people in pain in the dark about how to turn it around. Paying attention = mindfulness! Guess what — the science shows us how mindfulness does help us to rewire our nervous systems really well. Thanks for the comment D ❤