Healthcare at the Crossroads: The Need to Shape an Organizational Culture of Humanistic Teaching and Practice

Rider, E.A., Gilligan, M.C., Osterberg, L.G., et al.
Submitted: July, 2018

While healthcare has evolved rapidly, efforts to counteract the negative effects of changes in organizational and practice environments have largely focused on cultivating humanistic attributes in individuals. Our findings suggest that change at the organizational level is at least equally important. Physicians in our study described the characteristics of an organizational culture that supports and embraces humanism. We offer suggestions for organizational change that keep humanistic and compassionate patient care as its central focus.

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Survey/Study
  • HCO
  • Patient-Centered