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Shifting the Priorities and Values: A Commentary on Hiller and Gorsky

  • Lu Ann Aday
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 21)

Abstract

In the ancient folk tale of ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant’, three blind men were asked to touch an elephant and then describe what it resembled. One man touched its side and said it was like a massive wall. Another, putting his arms around its leg, said it resembled a tall and sturdy tree. The third, grasping its trunk, argued that it must surely be slender and serpentine like a snake. Similarly, our own perspectives on problems often are shaped by the particular aspects we choose to see and by those which fall outside our particular views of the problems.

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Cost Containment Hospital Administrator Service Orientation Governing Board Hospital Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lu Ann Aday
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public HealthUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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