Science of Compassion in Medicine: 20 Major Claims of 'How Doctors Care' by Dr. Dominic Vachon

The empirical evidence for the importance of compassionate caring in health care continues to accumulate. The science of compassion requires fundamental assumptions of the way health care is done be re-examined. This list articulates 20 major claims regarding a shift from a bio-techno-centric paradigm to a compassion-centric paradigm of health care from 'How Doctors Care: The Science of Compassionate and Balanced Caring in Medicine' by Dr. Dominic Vachon, MDiv, PhD.