He talks the usual holistic bollocks, which the newspapers duly solemnly repeat for him.
The Prince Of Wales called today for a health service that recognises “the core human elements of mind, body and spirit” as well as treating disease.
Charles said health professionals should develop a “healing empathy” to “listen and honour what is being said and not said by patients” so they can find their own way towards better health.
Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, he set out a vision of healthcare that includes “the physical and social environment, education, agriculture and architecture”.
Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine? How does someone with no medical or scientific training of any kind get to publish an article in a medical journal? Was it peer-reviewed?
The editor explains:
Dr Kamran Abbasi, the journal’s editor, said: “The Prince of Wales is a prominent and influential voice.
“When he sets out his vision for health, something he clearly thinks deeply about, speaking directly to medical professionals is the best way of allowing a constructive debate to flourish.
“This is an important article and The Prince’s vision for health is engaging.”
Well of course the prince is a prominent and influential voice – that’s because he’s the prince! That’s the only reason. That’s a seriously crappy reason to publish an article by him in a medical journal.
Toffy McToff doesn’t have any special wisdom merely because he was born a Windsor.