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a concept involving both confidence and reliance; to trust someone is to become vulnerable and dependent on the other person's intentions and motivations. Important trust relationships in health care are between patients, family members, the public, and providers. Health professionals have three obligations for being trustworthy: (1) acting consistently for the good of the patient, (2) having high levels of judgment and skill competence, and (3) fulfilling special roles such as the fiduciary one.

In health care, it is essential that patients be able to trust in the discretion of health care workers. It is impossible to specify moral practice in terms of rules or rights alone. It is difficult to separate knowledge and skill competence from moral competence (concern for the patient's well-being) in the professional's behavior. Trust must be earned and merited by performance and fidelity to its implications.


Etymology: ME, protection
a risk-taking process whereby an individual's situation depends on the future behavior of another person.


A semi-independent statutory body within the National Health Service (NHS), which serves a particular geographic region in the UK. Trusts are governed by a board which provides acute services, mental health services, secondary services for the local population and, depending on its size, either commissioned tertiary services, or develops specialist services for a wider, regional, or even the national population.

Some trusts are attached to universities and help train doctors and other health professionals. Acute hospital trusts may provide services in the community—e.g., through health centres, clinics or in people's homes. Trusts employ most of the NHS workforce including nurses, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, midwives, health visitors, allied health professionals (e.g., physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, speech and language therapists, counsellors, occupational therapists and psychologists), and support staff (including receptionists, porters, cleaners, IT specialists, managers, engineers, caterers, and domestic and security staff).

See Welcome Trust.


n a relationship in which one person or entity holds fiduciary responsibility for another's property or enterprise.

Patient discussion about trust

Q. Can anybody help me by giving some ideas that how to treat Fibromyalgia? I trust my doctor too. I am Devontae 25 years old. Few months back I had muscular pain and after taking medicines I felt better, but now again the pain started which made me to consult a doctor few days back and he said that I have Fibromyalgia. So can anybody help me by giving some ideas that how to treat Fibromyalgia? I trust my doctor too.

A. The medications help, I take tramadol and cataflam b/c I can't take Lyrica. I walk a little everyday and I have learned to deal with my limitations...on good days I do what I can and on "fibro" days(bad days)
I try to rest and do what I can without making myself hurt worse. I have balance problems, pain and chronic fatigue but I accept what i can and can not do. That was very hard for me but accepting it has made my life less stressful which in turn helps me deal better and feel better. When I stress my body reacts and it isn't nice! I can't handle temp changes very well so I have learned to adapt to that. Warm baths, resting durning the day, little things that i have learned helps. We all seem to have times we feel better and times we feel rock bottom \, know this is a part of it and learn to adjust. I beleive fibromyalgia is a "learning" experience and you have to do A LOt of trail and error!
Support, a positive attitude and my faith have helped me along with

Q. I am very depressed. I got divorced from my long-years trust worthy wife after she cheated me. I am very depressed. I got divorced from my long-years trust worthy wife after she cheated me. Just before depart, she was very depressed, her family members too... I gone for a test for my depression and met many people there who are depressed. Is it really the depression on the rise?

A. it takes awhile but you do get over it in away that it doesn,t control your life.take time for yourself to the things yuo always wanted to do that she had no intrest in ,also do this with afriend for the motivation.don,t get into any relationships that will do you nothing but more stress ,you need to find yourslf right now.vicky

Q. My family doctor whom I trust prescribed some nutritional food supplement. My family doctor whom I trust prescribed some nutritional food supplement. I tried out a popular brand on my own and without my doctor’s recommendation. I am suffering from an allergy now due to it. My doctor advised/cautioned me to check the label before I buy anything at all. Do you read the nutritional information on the foods before you buy them?

A. although it's wise- i have faith in known products that big companies sell. and i'm not allergic to anything so i don't need to avoid anything.i read them every now and then just to see what am i swallowing, but not too often.

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the trust fund, and these federal government securities earn interest.
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All personal account proposals in the report require an infusion of money such as transfers from the Treasury general fund to the Social Security Trust Fund.
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To kick off the saving process, the Government will send a pounds 250 voucher for each eligible child, which can then be used to open the child's Child Trust Fund account.
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