What are We Willing to Risk to be Well?
In this panel discussion, the speakers emphasized the importance of nuance and personalization in healthcare and highlighted the complexities brought by the digital age and the COVID-19 pandemic. They touched on major concerns such as misinformation, trust issues, access to healthcare, and the relationship between healthcare providers and individuals. The discussion also incorporated consideration for both physical and mental health, acknowledging a shift in societal attitudes toward holistic wellness. The panelists emphasized the importance of evidence-based medicine while acknowledging that it must reflect the diversity of the population it aims to serve. They suggested that the goal is to optimize both life span and health span, prompting healthcare providers to consider what can be done to personalize care within the safe confines of established knowledge.