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2007 | 8 | 15-27
Article title

THE CONCEPT OF HOLISTIC TREATMENT

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PL
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The article criticizes the concept of holistic treatment. The concept is expressed by a thesis that a physician during the process of treatment should not be limited to activities on somatic sphere of his/her patient, but should encompass 'the whole human being'. However, the term 'the whole human being' is not a medical category, it does not have definite contents and that is why it cannot play any methodological function, whereas it is used in various paramedical and parapsychological presumptions, with no responsibilities, which is very dangerous in medicine. A physician is expected to show professional competence and ordinary human decency, as well as some dosage of empathy. However, the conviction that influencing the mental sphere of the sick constitutes a necessary condition for performing activities on the somatic sphere is both illegitimate and dangerous.
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8
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15-27
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ARTICLE
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  • M. Nowacka, Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku, Katedra Bioetyki i Antropologii Filozoficznej, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 15-420 Bialystok, Poland
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07PLAAAA03406987
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bwmeta1.element.ef1786ff-3dd1-373a-9cfc-7cd51df99903
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