Touch is an important element in communication and personal well-being, but patients may be deprived of reassuring tactile contact. Talking with patients is also important; they may sometimes go an entire day without talking to anyone until their health-care professional comes into the room. In what ways can physicians and other health-care professionals be encouraged to touch their patients in a caring manner to assist their healing? How can conversations with patients be encouraged at the same time that health-care professionals are pressed for time because of work overload or administration demands for “efficiency”? Discuss your thoughts in a one-page summary.
Discussion Question 8.2
What Is Love? How do researchers study love if they can’t define it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using prototypes?
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