where does health come from?

“Mark Sullivan—psychiatrist, pain-specialist, and philosopher—brings a rare combination of talents to the central questions where does health come from, how is health produced, and what does being healthy mean?  His answers turn traditional ideas of health care upside... read more

PCC empty concept?

“The medical world is fully ‘patient-centered!’  Aside from reinforcing the ethical requirements that patients be respected, informed, and consenting agents in their care, the concept is too often minimal and empty.  Mark Sullivan is an important voice in... read more

Health as capability

“This is an important book. In his startling and fresh look at the health care enterprise, psychiatrist Mark Sullivan enters into a reconsideration of what health really is and concludes that health is about enhancing capability – the capability to live life in a way... read more

Patient-centered care?

“Lots of the rhetoric coming from health care organizations these days advertises care that is patient-centered or personal or treats one as a person, not a disease. It sounds good, but what does this really mean? The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care argues... read more