Humanism in medicine to me is a certain outlook regarding medicine that centers its values around the patient as an individual, instead of a disease, and beyond the scope of their medical diagnosis.
There’s a beauty in nurturing meaningful and trusting relationships with your patients and their families that’s as rewarding as the art of medicine itself.
Humanism in medicine means advocating for my patients and working together to reach their goals.
Humanism in medicine, to me, means seeing yourself in patients and colleagues. That is, understanding each individual as a person with as complex ideas, narratives, and emotions as your own.
Humanism in medicine is taking the time to learn each patients story and approaching every encounter with empathy and compassion. It’s going above and beyond to make sure patients know they’re not alone in whatever they may be facing.