Compassion, medical humanities and medical education

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Compassion is central to person centred clinical care. Medical Humanities have developed both as an academic discipline and as a resource for education over the past 30 years. The article will discuss what compassion is in a clinical context, and explore whether compassionate clinical practice can be enhanced by using the humanities in medical education in primary care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalEducation for Primary Care
Early online date26 Jan 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Jan 2018


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