Humane medicine - compassion with competent care
Compassion is a core value of all healthcare practice and needs to be re-affirmed in training and practice. There is a duty to pay special attention to deprived groups: the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled and the elderly.
Creativity is another core value that needs to be encouraged is creativity in healthcare practice and planning and using the arts to make the care of the sick more humane.
- Maintaining and developing our innate compassion in professional practice
- Paying special attention to deprived groups that may be subject to poor medical care.
- Encourage creativity in healthcare practice and planning
- Using the arts to make the care of the sick more humane
Journal of holistic healthcare Issue 5.2 Healing spaces May 2008
Key article Medicine and the healing profession. ( vol 5 issue 4 p19)
Compassion in dying supports people to know and understand their legal rights and choices at the end of their life.
A Dignified Revolution (ADR) was established in January 2008 to improve the care of older people in hospital.