In this review the author is starting a discussion on the subject of the notion 'holism', which was brought by the European Academy of Teachers of Family Medicine into the definition of a family doctor. This notion characterizes one of six axial skills of a family doctor. The holism is known in medical science mainly in field for the human physiology and it shows that a human organism as a whole is something more than just the sum of one's parts. Feedbacks between the gigantic number of molecules are creating new in terms of quality correctness which may act in complicated and unpredictable way. Other disciplines like psychology and sociology adapted the holism to theories explaining public behaviors. The 'holism' is waking big controversies up because of its negative associations with alternative and complementary medicine, with New Age moves and the shamanism. In the new medical discipline - value of the communication with the patient is being underlined in family medicine but medical consultation still has a central meaning. Theories of the chaos and complexities can explain a lot of phenomena in this context, which have the influence of functioning of the entire system of the health care. Correct understanding new medicine notions can prevent appropriating these notions for the needs of charismatic healers.
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