Bloom: Hospitals should treat the heart and soul as well as the body

” too many times, I listened to the frustrations at the often repeated perception that they were treated in a way that made them feel more like cogs in a wheel than human beings. Is it just part of the culture of institutional medical care? Is it that patients need to adjust their expectations about how should be treated? Do hospitals need to be vigilant with all members of their staffs — from the physician to the janitors — in training them to remember that the patient is a person first and foremost?”

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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