n South African Medical Journal - Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, Cheryl McLean (Ed.) : book review - izindaba
|Article Title||Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, Cheryl McLean (Ed.) : book review - izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Nov 2014|
Certain tenets of traditional medical education and practice are under review. Best practice tended to focus on scientific fact alone, discarding the complex story and emotional detail of a patient's circumstances as either falling outside the domain of medicine or being irrelevant to care. The relationship between patient and medical practitioner was left unexamined, except by a few pioneers like Balint.
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