Our Model

A More MINDful HumanKIND

“A MINDful HumanKIND brings humanity back to healthcare.”

Once upon a time,

Most of us currently working in healthcare had dreams of helping people in need – of being humanitarians. We had all been touched by a positive experience watching a doctor on television, by playing “doctor” as children, or by encountering ourselves or our loved ones as patients in the comfort of a great doctor’s care.

The desire to help people became even more obvious as we had to prove our intentions while applying to medical school, nursing school, physical therapy school, or the like.

Then one day, reality hit us
like a dose of bad medicine

We started to work in the trenches of healthcare, and the inadequacies of a broken system became all too obvious. Lack of time, unaffordability, inaccessibility, and lack of resources prevail among complaints from both patients and providers alike. Even worse, patients complain that their providers do not seem to care about their health, while providers label their patients as “complex or difficult.” This vicious cycle inevitably and understandably leads to provider burnout and patient dissatisfaction and hopelessness.

1.4M

suicide attempts in USA
(World Health Organization, 2017)

47K

died by suicide
(World Health Organization, 2017)

2ND

cause of death in the world among 15-29 years old
(World Health Organization, 2017)

Chronic pain and suicide

Death by opioid overdose
is the second most common cause of death in people with chronic pain

Webster LR, Pain Med, 2014

People with chronic pain have a 5 to 15 percent chance of attempting suicide throughout their lifetimes

Racine, Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 2018

The most common psychological causes of suicide in patients with chronic pain include helplessness and hopelessness about pain, desire to escape the pain, and lack of information to problem-solve

Tang et. al., Psychol Med, 2006

Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a terrible outcome
for us to see what must be done to enact change and change the system.
Where did we go wrong?
When did we stop acting on our
childhood intention to help people?
When did we lose sight of our purpose?
When did we lose our minds?

For this deep reflection of our humanity for humankind, we propose a more MINDful humanKIND that aims to shift the focus back to our original intentions of alleviating pain and suffering in our patients.

What is our more
MINDful humanKIND?

The purpose of our more MINDful humanKIND is to alleviate chronic pain and suffering by infusing mindfulness into the healthcare delivery system, resulting in more effective patient outcomes. This is achieved through our Pain Edutreatment model, which focuses on connecting with the mind, redirecting ineffective behaviors, and reinforcing effective behaviors.

A more MINDful humanKIND reminds us of our strengths and values that led us on our current path.

It reminds us of the feelings of joy that motivated us to care for people who are in pain and suffering, while providing a positive outlook of hope and gratitude through the practice of compassion and self-compassion. It is a cultural shift in healthcare that values connection, empathy, compassion, and a mindful vigilance for the well-being of our fellow humans without getting distracted by the obstacles, barriers, and challenges of the health care system and the personal conflicts that arise between providers and patients.

In the end, it is a more sustainable form of humanity that is powered by mindfulness.

It is the more MINDful humanKIND.

A new approach to managing pain and eliminating suffering

PAIN EDUTREATMENT

Achieving healthier minds and movement.