Putting the humanities back into medicine: some suggestions

Meenu Singh, KK Talwar

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2013.013


Abstract

The practice of medicine is an art as well as a science. As doctors diagnose illness and treat patients day after day, they constantly interweave the social, psychological, ethical and scientific aspects of clinical practice. However, the humanistic values necessary for this approach are generally perceived to be lacking in today’s medical practice.

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