What silence has to offer the clinical encounter


  • Patricia Lynn Dobkin Programs in Whole Person Care, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec




Mindfulness, Silence, Clinical encounter, Cross-cultural


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How to Cite

Dobkin, P. L. (2021). What silence has to offer the clinical encounter. The International Journal of Whole Person Care, 8(2), 12-15. https://doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v8i2.282

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