patient-physician relationship


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patient-physician relationship

Medtalk A formal relationship that exists between the physician and the Pt, often equated to medical 'duties' that the physician must perform in a professionally acceptable manner. See Doctor-Pt interaction. Cf Abandonment.
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Aldasouqi has become a champion of the study as he believes the BEPP model can potentially have a positive impact on the patient-physician relationship and communication issues impacted by the now mandated use of electronic medical records (EMR).
The AMA's campaign is designed to educate physicians and to work with state medical societies and specialties to "articulate a compelling and comprehensive legal foundation to oppose legislation that encroaches on the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship"
Also, when it comes to complex biologic medicines, maintaining the patient-physician relationship is essential to ensuring patient safety.
These answers were classified into five clusters: 22% (88/ 401) considered that the adequate duration of the consultation was crucial to the optimum patient-physician relationship. On the other hand, 27% (108/401) reported that the time of the consultation depends on the "pressures" of the health system that demands such behavior; 19% (76/401) said that the inadequate duration of the visit affects the quality of medical attention, and 17% (68/401) said that low fees in particular force them to reduce the duration of consultations, thereby impoverishing the quality of their attention.
The MDIA lists 36 categories subdivided into five major content areas: biomedical, personal habits, psychosocial, patient-physician relationship, and other (Charon, Greene, and Adelman 1994).
Schering-Plough countered by claiming that over-the-counter Claritin would be a "major health risk." In a New York Times report, a company spokesman earnestly chastised WellPoint for "trivializing the importance of the patient-physician relationship."
Furthermore, a good patient-physician relationship positively influenced patients' perceptions of physician "competence" and decreased their perceptions of physician fault when an undesirable outcome had occurred.
Such concerns and beliefs, we observed, are "part of the constellation of personal commitments that make each patient's life unique and fully human." Thus, for physicians to carry on conversations about them honors patients as persons, as called for in the partnership approach to the patient-physician relationship that both we and Ms.
I argue that in the interest of respecting the integrity of the patient-physician relationship and treating patients as ends in their own right, the attitude of the medical establishment toward disclosure of all classes of medical mistakes must change.
In my opinion, in addition to these concerns, the more modern ethical issues at stake here could be the principle of patient autonomy and the idea of the quality of life as chosen and perceived by the patient--both key components in the patient-physician relationship.

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