Human Caring in the Age of Science David Reilly, MD, FRCP

Dr David Reilly FRCP, MRCGP, FFHom is currently The Scottish Government’s National Clinical Lead for Integrative Care; Consultant Physician, The Centre for Integrative Care, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Glasgow University; Visiting Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland; faculty member at Harvard Medical School, USA; Director AdHominem Charity, a medical charity. Dr David Reilly says he became a doctor: "... to combine my head and my heart in helping people." Training as a physician and GP, on route he evaluated aspects of complementary medicine (including RCTs of homoeopathy) and mind-body medicine. He has wondered about better ways of approaching medicine and human caring that emphasise the innate healing capacity in people, the factors that modify the healing response, and their interaction in the therapeutic encounter and relationship – ideas adopted as the core of The Fifth Wave document exploring future Public Health in Scotland. Dr David Reilly is a clinician, teacher and researcher. He says he is: "... exploring how knowledge from the study of healing process and wellness enhancement might be scaled up: eg: in one-to-one relationships; in group work - like The WEL programme; in integrative models of care; in healing environments; and cultural and national development."