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How Compassion Benefits in the Healing Process
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 (Open) Submit Now
Steven K. H. Aung, CM, AOE, MD, PhD, FAAFP
1. Director and Clinical Professor, Integrative Health Institute (IHI), Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Canada
2. Adjunct Professor, Faculties of Extension, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine, and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Canada
E-Mail: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.aung.com; https://uofa.ualberta.ca/integrative-health-institute/directors/steven-aung
Research Interests: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); acupuncture; integrative medicine
About This Topic
Compassion can be defined in many ways, but each definition has positive connotations. There is two ways of treating a patient; one is treating with a lack of compassion, a very mechanical and utilitarian approach. The other is with compassion and kindness, a way in which promotes trust and friendship between doctor and patient. When treating this way a doctor must have good intentions and not simply be treating a patient, but healing from the bottom of their heart.
This special issue focuses on the effects of patient – doctor relationships when compassion is involved in the healing process, and the benefits this may hold for the future success of acupuncture and medicine as a whole.
Zeynep Biringen, Anna Fuchs, Sabine C. Herpertz, Erin K. Biringen
Received: March 13, 2019; Published: July 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903048
Michelle H. Dick, Nayla M. Khoury
Received: June 13, 2019; Published: July 24, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903047
Patricia L. Gerbarg, Richard P. Brown, Chris C. Streeter, Martin Katzman, Monica Vermani
Received: April 10, 2019; Published: July 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903045
Received: April 25, 2019; Published: July 08, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903044
Ron Dolgin, Matthew J. Davis
Received: March 20, 2019; Published: June 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902037
Pras Ramluggun, Sanj Nathoo
Received: March 07, 2019; Published: June 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902036
Received: March 04, 2019; Published: April 24, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902026
Robert T. Rubin
Received: March 14, 2019; Published: April 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902025
Cynthia M.A. Geppert, Ronald W. Pies
Received: March 01, 2019; Published: March 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901016
Sharon Freeman Clevenger
Received: November 25, 2018; Published: January 31, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901007