Why must we always `do something' for the patient?
- Patients' Trust in Physicians: Many Theories, Few Measures, and Little Data. Pearson, Steven D.; Raeke, Lisa H. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Jul2000, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p509
Trust is one of the central features of patient-physician relationships. Rapid changes in the health care system are feared by many to be threatening patients' trust in their physicians. Yet, despite its acknowledged importance and potential fragility, rigorous efforts to conceptualize and...
- Providers need on-hand data to offset patients' misinformation. Frabotta, David // Managed Healthcare Executive;Feb2002, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p33
Determines the social healthcare responsibilities of physicians. Inclusion of health plans in medical care; Collaborative relationship of physician with patients; Implementation of Kaiser Permanente clinical information system.
- Families, Patients, and Physicians in Medical Decisionmaking: A Pakistani Perspective. Moazam, Farhat // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p28
Discusses the medical decision making concerning a patient's health care in Pakistan. Role of religion and the extended family on matters dealing with illnesses in families; Family structure in Pakistan; Religious beliefs and concepts of death.
- When we label patients, we mistreat them. Johnson, Sigrid R. // Medical Economics;12/04/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 23, p89
Relates the ordeal experienced by the author's sister when she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and went into coma, and how that experience shaped the author's practice as a physician. Labeling of patients by physicians and medical personnel to distance themselves from emotionally charged...
- Know thy patient. Stout, Chris E. // Outcomes & Accountability Alert;Oct99, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p2
Focuses on the failure of clinicians to understand their patients. Concerns of managed care organizations about a clinician's abilities; Rationale for the preferred frequency of outpatient sessions.
- Consumer Health Information. Inlander, Charles B. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Oct99, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p2
Discusses the decline of consumer trust in the health care system that resulted from the failure of doctors to provide patients with written information about the medications or treatments they prescribe.
- The legal and ethical implications of gag clauses in physician contracts. Martin, Julia A.; Bjerknes, Lisa K. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;1996, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p433
Examines the impact of gag clauses on patient and physician autonomy. Depiction of the changes in health care during the past decade; Surveying of the prevalence and range of gag clauses in physician contracts; Evaluation of the legality of these constraints; Outline of the physicians' ethical...
- Shopping for surgery. Taylor, Kathryn // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;7/20/93, Vol. 67 Issue 14, p42
Discusses patient involvement in decision making as a health care reality. Effect of physicians' interaction with patients; Growth in outcomes data; Start of health care consumer movement in the early 1980s; Quality-of-life outcomes as central to shared decision making; Balancing act for...
- Why I wouldn't give in to Rachel. Fisher, Katherine // Medical Economics;3/21/2003, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p93
Relates how a physician dealt with a patient who demanded a prescription for antibiotics. History of the patient; Refusal to acknowledge request for referral; Threat of complaint to the Board of Medical Examiners.