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Ital Heart J Suppl. 2002 Jan;3(1):100-1.

[Invitation to "slow medicine"].

[Article in Italian]

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Unità Operativa di Cardiologia Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi Viale Pieraccini, 17 50139 Firenze. cardiologia2@ao-careggi.toscana.it

Abstract

In clinical practice, hyperactivity is often unnecessary. Adopting a strategy of "slow medicine" may be more rewarding in many situations. Such an approach would allow health professionals and particularly doctors and nurses, to have a sufficiently long time to evaluate the personal, familial and social problems of patients extensively, to reduce anxiety whilst waiting for non urgent diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, to evaluate new methods and technologies carefully, to prevent premature dismissals from hospital and finally to offer an adequate emotional support to the terminal patients and their families.

PMID:
11899567
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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