The humanization of healthcare: A value framework for qualitative research

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The study by Todres et al (2009) used a philosophical emphasis to look at the humanization of healthcare through the development of a value framework for qualitative research.



This paper explores the relationship between a humanizing value framework for health care and the practice of qualitative research and aims to show that such a framework can guide both research and practice. The framework is formed of eight philosophically informed dimensions of humanization. The dimensions are; “insiderness”, agency, uniqueness, togetherness, sense-making, personal journey, sense of place and embodiment.