Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Humanism in Medicine

  • Humanism in medicine

    Annie Yeh Louisiana, New Orleans, USA   As medical students, we are taught the “art of medicine” and the importance of gathering a thorough patient history. “Ninety percent of your diagnosis comes from the history,” we are told. And to do so, we must establish a rapport with our patients. We enter the lives of…

  • A good bedside manner

    Richard HolmSioux Falls, South Dakota, United States The following essay was presented as part of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Television show On Call on July 22, 2010. In 1988 Arnold P. Gold MD, a physician educator at Columbia University, noted a disturbing trend for medical students and residents. Students were over-emphasizing advancing technology while…