Tag: patient-centred care

New Zealand must place care over fear

“Truly patient-centred care always asks the question ‘why’ in response to suffering. This essential process of exploration and understanding breaks down fear and builds up hope.” Contrary to advancing better healthcare, Seymour’s Bill short cuts the process of care. It disregards any genuine focus on patient needs, and simply amplifies a person’s fear of dying… Read more »

Dr. Arnold Gold, 92, Dies; Made Compassionate Care a Cause

by Richard Sandomir, The New York Times, 2 February 2018 Dr. Arnold Gold, a pediatric neurologist whose belief in the importance of an empathetic bedside manner led him and his wife to create a foundation to inspire young doctors to practice compassionate patient care Dr. Gold continued his humane approach as advances like M.R.I.’s and CT… Read more »