A Perspective Analysis of Humanity in Medicine: How to Revive? (Part II)

Science Insights Medicine, 27 July 2017
2017: e000129
Doi: 10.15354/sim.17.re066
 
Review (Narrative)
A Perspective Analysis of Humanity in Medicine: How to Revive (Part II)
Pengyuan Mao, PhD Candidate; 1,2,* Weiwei Wang, MD, MPH;3,* Qihui Wang, LLD; 4,* Bo Xie, MD, PhD;5,* Xiaofeng Shen, MD, MPH;Luning Sun, MD, PhD;Dongying Fu, MNr;8 Xirong Guo, MD, PhD;9 Rong Shen, MD;10 Changqing Wang, MD, PhD;∆​
 
Author Affiliations
1.    Personnel Department, Affiliated Ob/Gy Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
2.    Health Care Management, Nanjing University of TCM, Nanjing 210023, China
3.    Health Care Management, President’s Office of the Hospital, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
4.    Office of Hospital Affairs, Qinghai Province People’s Hospital, Xining 811600, China
5.    Educational Department, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China
6.    Department of Anesthesiology, Affiliated Ob/Gy 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,
Affiliated Ob/Gy Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
9.    Institute of Pediatrics,
Affiliated Ob/Gy Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
10.    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Affiliated Ob/Gy Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
*: These authors contributed equally to this work.
∆: Correspondence to: Dr. Changqing Wang, MD, PhD, Health Care Management, Nanjing University of TCM, Nanjing 210023, China
Email: cqwang@njmu.edu.cn
 
Sci Insigt Med. 2017;2017:e000129. doi:10.15354/sim.17.re066
 
SUMMARY

Humanity is the fundamental for the originality of medicine. Even with the declaration of the “Oath of Hippocrates” when each medical student starts their medical education, yet a lot of them do not really adhere to what they declared. The need thus arises for inquiry and research into the ways that humanity and medical education are related. Medicine must be re-humanized by addressing the competence and professionalism of physicians in recognizing and understanding their patients. This approach targets attention to medicine as a form of human activity by focusing on the importance of the humanity to medical students, physicians, medical supervisors, policy makers, educators, and medical journals. So a legitimate monitoring system to screen for humanity in daily medical practice should be introduced. Doctors should have a sense of reasoning to focus on what it means to be patient-friendly rather than studying only the theoretical ambiguity. Through the reform, an integrated system that is organized and incorporated to secure the establishment and development of medical humanity is required.

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