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Letters Call for more compassion in medicine

Health professionals must be ethnographers

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 28 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6323
  1. Sébastien Moine, GP
  1. Multiprofessional Group Practice “The Vines of the Abbey,” 60130 Saint Just en Chaussée, France
  1. sebastien.moine.75{at}

Mapping the territory of human suffering with only clinical tools, diagnostic tests, and biomedical concepts is difficult, if not impossible.1 Or to say it differently, it doesn’t seem easy, or reasonable, to answer the questions of how …

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