The Relational Medicine Patient Care Manifesto


When I fall ill, I would like to:

  • be taken seriously in every aspect as a full human being
  • feel that the doctor taking care of me feels like a real person

  • connect with my doctor as two human beings in a safe space

  • be respected by my doctor with all my mysteries
  • feel that my doctor is fully Present so that I feel safe as a person
  • be explained my health problems to make sense in my life

  • be encouraged to make my own decisions in a safe space


Requiring this text (and those I hope will follow) for intern level deliverers would elevate significantly training effectiveness in the USA and globally. Families facing the difficult processes of surgeries for the critically ill are assisted in the decisions only they can make.
— Dr. Will