Healing Skills for Medical Practice

It is well recognized that physicians' relationships with their patients can have healing effects, but the skills in this area of medical practice are understudied

Larry R. Churchill; David Schenck

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • It is well recognized that physicians' relationships with their patients can have healing effects, but the skills in this area of medical practice are understudied
  • This article reports on research designed to identify a core set of healing skills
  • The authors interviewed 50 practitioners, who were identified by their peers as healers, representing both allopathic and complementary medicine and alternative medicine
  • Interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed, made anonymous, and analyzed independently, and differences were reconciled by discussion
  • Healing in primary care: a vision shared by patients, physicians, nurses, and clinical staff

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