ICHVHE-187th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Education for Holistic Human Health
There have been many remarkable advances in healthcare. There are also some issues in materializing "A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO 1948). That too for all. Delegates of this conference, healthcare policy makers, health education regulators, chancellors and vice chancellors of medical universities, have a major role to play in the journey toward holistic human health through education:
This 7th International Conference is focused on 'Human Values in Higher Education: Education for Holistic Human Health'. We intend to propose, for discussion, a holistic perspective about human purpose and the program for its fulfillment with sharp focus on human health.
There is need for education to provide every student with a holistic perspective on human purpose and program for its fulfillment. Human health and system of health of all is a part of this program. Health education needs to cover all aspects of human health, including mental health (health of the self), physical health (health of the body) as well as the health of the environment (family, society and nature), which play an important role in human health.Such education will be able to inspire and motivate healthcare providers to be oriented toward mutual fulfillment. It should, further, enable us to approach the major issues being faced by the healthcare system today, while duly appreciating and applying the many advances in all fields of healthcare.
If we see the healthcare system today, there are three basic issues which can be addressed through holistic education:
At the conference, we intend to have 3 sessions on a holistic perspective (universal human values) and the emergent principles of health and healthcare. We intend to conduct sharing sessions about the experience and impact of taking this approach by, amongst others, the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, the Adesh University and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Government of India). We also intend to have 3-4 panel discussions in which all senior delegates are expected be participate. The recommendations and proceedings of the conference will be shared with healthcare policy makers, healthcare regulatory bodies and universities in SAARC nations.