Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Luke Fildes

  • When good doctors have bad outcomes: improving clinical practice in a results-oriented environment

    Lloyd Klein Chicago, Illinois, United States   The Doctor Luke Fildes Making good judgments that are patient-centered and evidence-based seem straightforward when evaluated from the executive perch, but the practitioner in the trenches knows that despite an extensive knowledge base and vast experience the myriad decisions, large and small, which constitute daily practice pose abundant…

  • Art and Medicine

    JMS PearceEast Yorks, England Art has been said to deepen compassion for suffering.1 Paintings have been interpreted as “metaphors for human feelings . . . they are nonliteral symbols of the inner life.”2 Paintings trigger emotions and insights, “generating associations and tapping new, different, or deeper levels of meaning.”3 It is inherent in all the arts…