Pursuing Humanistic Medicine in a Technological Age

Read the critical article by Stephen Bertman. You'll note that the author does not appear optimistic as he describes numerous shifts in medicine and health care that impinge on the ability of clinical practitioners to be humanistic. As you read, however, think about the ways that you might not only remain a humanistic practitioner, but even amplify your ability to engage your patients as human beings in the fullest sense of the term. Can you think of ways you might restructure your practice or your workflow to accomplish this? Or within those existing structures and workflows, are there practices or habits you can develop as a healthcare provider that will help you retain a robust humanistic orientation?