The meaning of persons in medicine

Nolan, Peter J. (2013) The meaning of persons in medicine. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 5 31-33. doi:10.2147/JHL.S48109

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Author Nolan, Peter J.
Title The meaning of persons in medicine
Journal name Journal of Healthcare Leadership   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1179-3201
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.2147/JHL.S48109
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Start page 31
End page 33
Total pages 3
Place of publication Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Language eng
Abstract Modern health care is at risk of dehumanizing the patient encounter. Pressures of containing costs, maintaining efficiency, and benchmarking with scientific advancements may blur the essential responsibility of medicine: to care for the sick person. Mechanisms common in most health systems have already transformed the sick person from an individual to a numerated entity. Reflecting on three personal vignettes, the subtlety of this trend is highlighted and the challenge to maintain humanness is explored.
Keyword Ethics
Patient focus
Commitment
Clinical care
Humanness
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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