At the Still Point of the Turning World: The Art and Philosophy of Osteopathy
May 15, 2013
By Robert Lever, DO
$500 - $1,000 Article/Textbook/Report Medical Student Osteopathic History & Principles Other Health Care Professional Practicing Osteopathic Medicine
Robert Lever, DO, writes, “...theory and practice are immeasurably enhanced by breadth of interest and breadth of understanding.” Dr. Lever expounds upon this concept in his book and connects this powerful message to the practice of osteopathic medicine.
The breadth of interest he refers to includes the importance of empathy—it is important to learn about and care about every aspect that the patient is willing to share. The breadth of knowledge includes his theory that, to be enriched in a topic, one must incorporate other, seemingly unrelated material into one’s skill set.
This will expand one’s knowledge in ways that one cannot anticipate. In At the Still Point of the Turning World: The Art and Philosophy of Osteopathy, Dr. Lever emphasizes the importance of holism and humanity to the practice of osteopathic medicine.