Vol. 3 No. 1 (2020): Articles in Press
Review Article

Friendship with Children is Therapeutic for both Doctor And Child

Ryan TJ
Green Templeton College Oxford, Emeritus Professor Oxford University and Oxford Brookes, England, UK
Published April 13, 2020
  • Friendship,
  • William Osler centenary,
  • Care technology,
  • Care Attitude


To celebrate the centenary of Willam Osler, at his home in Oxford, five seminars were held on the theme for health and well being science and humanity are one. This is translated into Care Technology must be applied with Care Attitude. Care Attitude includes friendship. Osler’s friendship is emphasised and especially that for children. Contemporary Oxford studies of the workings of the brain support the need to include friendliness as a therapeutic intervention. Children may find pets, toys and environment are a source of friendship.


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