The Pathos Project is a non-profit (501(c)3) action-tank
that develops educational and clinical solutions to promote a relational
ethos and culture of interpersonalism in medicine. A response
to the deterioration of personalism in medicine, the Pathos
Project recognizes that medicine is fundamentally a human
enterprise with science and technology serving as tools. Pathos,
being both Greek for suffering and the emotive response to suffering,
converges the object and action of medicine and its doctor-patient
relationship. Through consciousness of suffering and its
contextual interpersonal dynamics, specifically individuality of
the patient and affectivity of the caregiver, the word Pathos attempts
to capture the logos of our project.
The primary objective of the Pathos Project is to promote
personalism in medicine, responding to the crisis in the
doctor-patient relationship and healthcare culture by providing educational
programs, services, and pertinent research.