Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Daphnis & Chloe

  • Retirement reflections: from code to compassion with Chloe

    Gregory RuteckiCleveland, Ohio, United States William May and Samuel Shem have described inadequacies of doctor-patient relationships that are characterized as code models.1,2 May observed that these medical codes binding patients and their physicians together shape relationships similar to habits or rules, are aesthetic, and value style over compassion. Shem wrote The House of God when these…