The Art of Listening to Cardiac Patient and his Family: the Meanings of Suffering Along Temporal Dimension

  • A. Compare
  • M. Simioni


The word “clinical” origins in ancient epoch: the Greek word klinē. By this was pointed out the stretched out position of the sick and the lowered physician to his bedside. Such representation contains the essence of the “clinical method”: the relationship with the patient. This relationship, considered the tools and the knowledges of the ancient medicine, was personalized, prolonged in the time, careful and intimate. The whole history of life of a person and the family context in which lived had to be known to take care of the patient. The recent success of the evidence based treatments in clinical psychology [1] has induced to minimize the qualitative and clinical aspects of the clinician-patient relationship [2].


Heart Attack Temporal Dimension Psychological Treatment Cardiac Rehabilitation Attachment Style 
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  • A. Compare
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  • M. Simioni
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCatholic University of MilanMilan
  2. 2.Legnano HospitalItaly

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