A Perspective Analysis of Humanity in Medicine: Current Situation (Part I)

Science Insights Medicine, 20 May 2017
2017: e00091
Doi: 10.15354/sim.17.re029
 
Review (Narrative)
A Perspective Analysis of Humanity in Medicine: Current Situation (Part I)
Weiwei Wang, MD, MPH;1 Pengyuan Mao, PhD Candidate; 2,3 Bo Xie, MD, PhD;4 Qihui Wang, LLD; 5 Xiaofeng Shen, MD, MPH;Changqing Wang, MD, PhD;Luning Sun, MD, PhD;Dongying Fu, MNr;8 Xirong Guo, MD, PhD;9 Rong Shen, MD 10,∆​
 
Author Affiliations
1.    Health Care Management, President’s Office of the Hospital, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
2.    Personnel Department, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
3.    Health Care Management, Nanjing University of TCM, Nanjing 210023, China
4.    Educational Department, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China
5.    Doctor-Patient Communication Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210000, China
6.    Department of Anesthesiology, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
7.    Orthopedic Department, Jiangsu Province Hospital of TCM, Nanjing University of TCM, Nanjing 210029, China
8.    Nursing Center of the Operation Room, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
9.    Institute of Pediatrics, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
10.    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
*: These authors contributed equally to this work.
∆: Correspondence to: Dr. Rong Shen, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China. shenrong5152@126.com
 
Sci Insigt Med. 2017;2017:e00091. doi:10.15354/sim.17.re029
 
SUMMARY

Humanity is required in every field, whether a science or social science discipline. Medicine is described as a learned profession – an applied science combined with the literature and philosophy that surrounds the practice of the profession. Medical humanity is an essential area of medicine that majorly emphasizes the benevolence the physicians do on their patients. Recently, a decrease in the humanity of physicians and consultants toward their patients has occurred, especially in terms of the money, leading to dishonesty in the profession. The people working in the medical humanity should consider the worth in reviving humanity and promote the establishment of humanistic values through the use of different media, such as medical educational materials, journals, and a patient-centered humanity monitoring system. Such a reform requires an integrated system that is organized and incorporated to secure the establishment and development of medical humanity.■

Keywords:  Educational Technology; Clinical Ethics; Modern Medicine; Humanities; Physician-Patient Relations