Humane Medicine
Periodical profile published 1986

Year Published:  1986
Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX3168

HUMANE MEDICINE is a new magazine founded by two doctors at Toronto Western Hospital who criticize the lack of sensitivity to patients' needs given by many health care professionals. They believe that "the temptations of materialism in medicine -- to trust the machine and forget the needs of the person -- are greatest where material resources are greatest," in big city hospitals. They plan to open thier pages to doctors, nurses, clergy, administrators and care receivers, since "the individual patient contributes to his or her own healing."

The pilot issue of HUMANE MEDICINE contains the following articles: Facing Anger and Despair in Cancer: Death and Rebirth in Chronic Illness; Experiential Disease: Toward a Structure for Humane Medicine; A Psychiartrist's View of Humane Medicine; Legislating the Right to Die in Peace.

The magazine will be published quarterly, and is aimed at an international readership.

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