The title of my commentary is from the rock opera Tommy. Tommy doesn’t ask for a high-tech medical cure for his disease. He isn’t interested in prescription drugs. He craves the simple human touch - a low-tech form of caring that has no negative side-effects. The healing power of the human touch is validated by scientific research. So, other than the fact that it doesn’t have an ICD-10 medical billing code, why don’t doctors and other caregivers like to touch their patients?
Holub PG. Commentary: See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2016 Jan 01;14(1), Article 1.