physician-patient relationship

physician-patient relationship

A formal or inferred relationship between a physician and a patient, which is established once the physician assumes or undertakes the medical care or treatment of a patient. A physician-patient relationship is assumed to have been created in certain situations (e.g., when a patient is seen in a physician’s (private) office), but is not assumed to exist in others (e.g., when a doctor performs a physical examination as a health screening procedure).

physician-patient relationship

Medical malpractice A formal or inferred relationship between a physician and a Pt, which is established once the physician assumes or undertakes the medical care or treatment of a Pt; the establishment of a PPR is 'automatic' in certain situations–eg, in the physician's private office, but in others–eg, physical exam as a health screening procedure, it cannot be assumed to exist. See Abandonment, Doctor-Pt interaction.
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Regarding it as an intrusion into the physician-patient relationship, pediatricians in the state, backed by medical societies, sued to block the law, and it was initially struck down.
Physician-Patient Relationship--Reform initiatives must preserve the inviolability of the physician-patient relationship.
of Louisville), Kay, and Ursano, who compile eight chapters that explain to psychiatrists, residents, and medical students these aspects: listening the patient, the physician-patient relationship, the cultural context of clinical assessment, specific settings and techniques, special populations, case formulation, clinical evaluation and treatment planning, and professional ethics and boundaries.
The protocol, which is binding for all employees of PHI, lays down the overall relationship of health workers and health functioning within the institution, and its purpose is to raise the level of responsiveness and improve the treatment of patients with emphasis on the physician-patient relationship among physicians in the institution, and defining the attitude of patient-doctor.
In a report on the "State of the Nation's Health Care," ACP officials outlined a series of policy recommendations aimed at reducing the regulatory requirements that they said get in the way of the physician-patient relationship.
However alternatively, she contended that the trial court erred in instructing the jury on when a physician-patient relationship will arise and also 0n permitting a defendant to impeach her witnesses based on the covenants that either they or their employer entered.
There is a considerable literature examining different possible models for the physician-patient relationship, and while that work is valuable, it is also valuable to be reminded of the limits of models.
Non-adherence is due to a number of factors including patient demographics, medication expense, polypharmacy, side effects, and the physician-patient relationship.
The work reflects the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs' application of the nine principles of medical ethics as they relate to social policy issues like abortion, surrogate mothers, HIV testing, physician-assisted suicide, and cloning; interprofessional and hospital relations; confidentiality, advertising, and communications media relations; fees and charges; physician records; practice matters; professional rights and responsibilities; and the physician-patient relationship.
The court opined that those qualities inherent in the physician-patient relationship were likely to be impaired if the hospital were allowed to enlist members of the patient's treatment team in its defense of the plaintiff's suit against the hospital.
The information requirements imposed by the Agency raise important questions about how the role of the physician vis-a-vis her patient will change, and whether it will challenge the trust inherent in the physician-patient relationship.
The field of narrative ethics has highlighted the value of patients telling their stories of illness, both for their own healing and for the sake of the physician-patient relationship.

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