Healing relationships and the existential philosophy of Martin Buber

Abstract

The dominant unspoken philosophical basis of medical care in the United States is a form of Cartesian reductionism that views the body as a machine and medical professionals as technicians whose job is to repair that machine. The purpose of this paper is to advocate for an alternative philosophy of medicine based on the concept of healing relationships… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1747-5341-4-11

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