TOPIC 2
Clinic evolutions and the new care paradigms

New care practices take into account long-term illnesses and patients in their wholeness, by considering their values, choices and living social conditions. The notion of care is not understood here as “nursing care” but as an action medical paradigm, as technic, ethical, social and political. The care of the patient is neither understood as opposed, nor as only complementary to the illness cure, but the first one is considered as the a pillar to the second one : the technical and scientific fight against illness is made necessary by the objective of care, worry and treatment of patients, purpose and meaning of Medicine.

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