doctor-patient relationship


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doctor-patient relationship

All the interactions between a patient and a health care professional. These interactions establish the basis for interpersonal communication, trust, compliance, and satisfaction.

doctor-patient relationship,

n in-teraction between a physician and a patient.
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Although not the typical office or hospital patient, a plaintiff may argue successfully that a doctor-patient relationship had nonetheless been formed in cyberspace.
Conclusion: GPs in the present study judged a broader range of factors than in previously published research on patient safety in primary care including a poor doctor-patient relationship to pose a potential threat to patient safety.
Keywords: Doctor, Doctor-Patient Relationship (DPR), Communication, Hospital
Access to websites with vast--but not always reliable--amounts of information on all sorts of diseases, as well as discussion forums, virtual communities, e-mail exchanges, and whatever else global search engines can offer, have contributed to revolutionizing the doctor-patient relationship.
2012), as well as the Balint groups' experience while introducing the psychological dimension of the doctor-patient relationship, and the psychotherapeutic training needed for physicians (Seckin, 2010).
Sometimes another person, referred to as a "third party" may sue the doctor despite the absence of a doctor-patient relationship.
Published studies and articles emphasise a close interconnection between the living will and doctor-patient communication which enhances the doctor-patient relationship.
Giving doctors a financial incentive as a way to improve health quality has changed the way some doctors practice medicine, but has yet to significantly improve quality and may be interfering with doctor-patient relationships, researchers said.
Despite being insured, individuals who benefit from long-term effects of the doctor-patient relationship often succumb to barriers such as fear, embarrassment, failure to disclose symptoms, and selective listening.
It's profoundly important that the patient appreciates that their health outcome is defined by the quality of the doctor-patient relationship and the communication that arises from it," says Stephen A.
Might it be appropriate to collaboratively titrate both pain and opiate use in the setting of the doctor-patient relationship, with an emphasis on managing patient expectations rather than rigidly committing to "nothing but smiley faces?
The DEA's aggressive investigative procedure poisons the doctor-patient relationship from both sides.

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