On being a "hip" doctor today

Hutch, Richard A. (2000) On being a "hip" doctor today. Pastoral Psychology, 49 1: 51-68. doi:10.1023/A:1004673515865

Author Hutch, Richard A.
Title On being a "hip" doctor today
Formatted title
On being a “hip” doctor today
Journal name Pastoral Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-2789
Publication date 2000-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1004673515865
Open Access Status
Volume 49
Issue 1
Start page 51
End page 68
Total pages 18
Editor Lewis R Rambo et al
Place of publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Kulwer
Language eng
Subject C1
440208 Psychology of Religion
750401 Religion and society
Formatted abstract
A brief survey of the history of medicine is described. A gradual disappearance of “patients” from modern medical practice is noted, and the appearance of “symptoms” to take their place is evident. Theories of several high-profile medical thinkers who aim to put patients as persons back into modern medical treatment are compared and contrasted. The scope that those theories provide for medical treatment which takes into account more than the sum of a patient's symptoms, or the “whole” of his or her worldview, including religious belief and practice, is considered. How such leeway invites combining modern allopathic medicine and its emphasis on alleviating symptoms of sickness with alternative and complementary therapies, which raise issues about the relationship between human spirituality and healing and health, is explored.
© 2000 Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Q-Index Code C1

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Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
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