Humanism in IR

In addition to excellent imaging and procedural skills, the field of interventional radiology remains committed to the central telos of medicine: healing persons. Often this requires sensitivity to larger, and at times subtle, contexts of patients’ lives. Understanding more of patients’ stories, community and family values, religious views, cultures, and relationships can help interventional radiologists not merely treat their patients but heal them. This page provides tools for exploring a humanistic approach to interventional radiology.