The Patient as Human - Fiduciary Redefined.

S D Med 2019 Jun;72(6):274-275

Sanford Clinic - Infectious Disease, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Trust in American culture is under siege being pulled up from the roots by impermanence, distance and animus. Trust in medicine will shrivel in similar ways unless rooted in the intrinsic worth of the human as foundation and as manifested by the intrinsic nature of the human as kindness. The sacred trust of the patient redefines "fiduciary" as advocacy, which inspires trust by standing in behalf of the beneficiary with kindness. We must re-plant healthcare in the patient as human - or reap the withering of our industry.

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June 2019

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