Humanistic End-of-Life Care
This chapter examines the humanistic aspects of end-of-life care. The case of the Reverend and Mrs. M. illustrate how overly simplistic notions of humanism and ethics will not easily withstand the realities that patients and their families face. The chapter suggests that putting a humanistic approach into practice in the modern medical environment requires a combination of competencies in multiple medical domains, as well as relationship-centered skills and values.
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