On talking and touching in medicine

Howard Brody

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Howard Brody, a leader in bioethics and medical humanities, describes how human touch impacts pain management outcomes. The symbolism of positive meaning versus negative meaning and how they effect patients' perception of pain are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-166
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Outcomes
  • Pain
  • Symbolism
  • Touch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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