Care, cure and interpersonal understanding.

  title={Care, cure and interpersonal understanding.},
  author={Guy GAM Widdershoven},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={29 5},
This article distinguishes two approaches within care theory, relating them to different views on the physician-patient relationship within philosophy of medicine. The first regards care as a skillful comportment by the care-giver, based upon intuitive insight into the needs of the care-receiver. The second regards care as a mutual endeavour, based upon openness and dialogue. The first approach resembles the interpretative model of the doctor-patient relationship; the second is parallel to the… CONTINUE READING

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