"The lost art of listening and ignoring the patient as a human being
is a quintessential failure of our health care system."
-- Dr. Bernard Lown
Technology reigns supreme in our modern lives, but we must never forget the healing power of compassion and human connection. Especially when combined with good medicine.
My article, "Ten Wishes for Heart and Compassion in Medicine", (reprinted below) was originally published by Mobile Health Times and discusses the human side of illness, the power of compassionate patient-centred care, and some of the key elements for reviving the lost art of care.
After all, illness is a human journey, and we are all in this together ...
Ten Wishes for Heart and Compassion in Medicine
by Irene Allison
This article originally appeared on Mobile Health Times.