On the Re-humanization of Medicine

By José Luis González Quirós.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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A great number of changes in the last fifty years have turned Medicine into a predominantly technical activity. This must be added to the effects of a long history of links between medical institutions and public authorities—a certain politicization of Medicine. There is a fundamental question to consider: could the development of digital technologies allow for a reversal of these processes, towards a pattern of activity and medical care that may be less industrial and more human?

Keywords: Social Function of Medicine, Reflexiveness, Rehumanization of Medicine, Social Context of Medicine, Nonlinear Evaluation, Principle of Beneficence, Currents in Bioethics, Roles of Physician, Defensive Medicine, Medicine and Philosophy, Wish-fulfilling Medicine

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 12, pp.251-260. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 770.142KB).

José Luis González Quirós

Tenured Scientist, Institute of Philosophy, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, -, Madrid, Spain


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