Dehumanization of health care

Other Names:
Degrading medical treatment
Abusive treatment of women in labour
Undignified medical treatment

Patients are being perceived and treated as things or nonpersons or lesser persons without any warmth in human interaction. The same social forces that contribute to dehumanization in economic and political milieus lead to dehumanization in health care: aggregation of services, bureaucratization of services, secularization of values, professionalization of skills, and proliferation of technologies.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST