Haslam D. The healing touch. Practitioner 2012;256 (1749):31

Haslam's view: The healing touch

21 Mar 2012Registered users

'For doctors, touch can be a vitally important part of our therapeutic armamentarium. I’ve lost count of the times that I've leant over and held someone's hand when they started to cry in the consulting room. Perhaps it is its rarity in contemporary society that makes this act so important, so symbolic. Even the simplicity of a handshake at the start of the consultation carries symbolism beyond mere ritual. But it may be becoming threatened...'

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