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    Does "humane" mean "humanistic" here?

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    Chapter 1- MEDICINE AS A LEARNED AND HUMANE PROFESSION

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    Re: Does "humane" mean "humanistic" here?

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    "Humane" means "showing compassion or sympathy", which is what I think they mean here. However, "humane" can be used to mean "humanistic", though that's a less frequent usage. Either way, the concepts behind both words are so closely related that not much meaning is lost should you opt for the "wrong" definition. Humanism is about treating people with dignity, respect, and compassion, in other words, treating people humanely.

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    Re: Does "humane" mean "humanistic" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    "Humane" means "showing compassion or sympathy", which is what I think they mean here. However, "humane" can be used to mean "humanistic", though that's a less frequent usage. Either way, the concepts behind both words are so closely related that not much meaning is lost should you opt for the "wrong" definition. Humanism is about treating people with dignity, respect, and compassion, in other words, treating people humanely.

    Thank you!

    Would you like to give me the exact definition of "medicine" (in "Chapter 1- MEDICINE AS A LEARNED AND HUMANE PROFESSION)?

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    Re: Does "humane" mean "humanistic" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Would you like to give me the exact definition of "medicine" (in "Chapter 1- MEDICINE AS A LEARNED AND HUMANE PROFESSION)?
    See here.

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