These themes were doctors' attitudes, patients' expectations, patients' satisfaction, doctor-patient relationship
, availability to patients, punctuality, professionalism, personal attire and influence of administration on the doctors' attitudes towards the patients.
Presumably casual advice given freely and understood as such at social gatherings does not add up to a doctor-patient relationship
, and courts will look to reasonableness as the touchstone in deciding whether such a relationship was ever formed.
Keywords: Doctor, Doctor-Patient Relationship
(DPR), Communication, Hospital
Awareness of the need to develop a communicative interaction between doctor and patient started to expand in the 1960s through medical psychology studies (Coelho Filho, 2007) of doctors' psychoanalytic analysis (Montana et al., 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).
Such a system would be equally committed to strengthening the doctor-patient relationship
, enhancing patient safety, providing adequate compensation, and promoting ongoing learning efforts by health-care providers on the sources of errors and avenues for redress and prevention.
Although not the typical office or hospital patient, a plaintiff may argue successfully that a professional doctor-patient relationship
had nonetheless been formed in cyberspace.
Almost half believed that the doctor-patient relationship
would be changed if patients discovered their doctor held a Facebook account.
Despite my medical school classes and special interests in ethics, patient autonomy, and the doctor-patient relationship
, the lie flowed from my lips.
Enhancing the doctor-patient relationship
: Living, dying and use of the living will
A separate study on pay-for-performance schemes in the Annals of Family Medicine, found that doctors resented the intrusion of such plans on the doctor-patient relationship