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Towards a New Approach to Medical Humanism

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The title of this talk may be rather confusing. The term medical humanism appears to refer to some sort of wisdom or a particular vision of humanity and of its meaning that a doctor acquires through his daily encounters with patients. That is not in fact what I have to say. Instead, I would like to show how medical progress is slowly but surely changing the objectives of a wide range of medical activities and how as a result the medical world is asking not only itself but also the prevailing culture that underpins medicine some very new questions to which it has no answers.

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Cassiers, L. (2001). Towards a New Approach to Medical Humanism. In: Tymieniecka, AT., Agazzi, E. (eds) Life Interpretation and the Sense of Illness within the Human Condition. Analecta Husserliana, vol 72. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0780-1_12

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