humanistic health care

humanistic health care,

n approach to medicine that emphasizes the relationship between caregiver and patient. Characterized by collaboration, dignity, empathy, and trust.
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It is consistent with the consumer demand for humanistic health care.
Individual professionalism and science-based clinical expertise are the foundation on which medical practice is based, without competence and integrity, effective and humanistic health care is impossible.
This program would also be in keeping with current trends in the shift of palliative care to the home, and the social value in Canada of humanistic health care.
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