Are physicians too rude?

Kondro, Wayne
November 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/13/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 10, p1376
Academic Journal
Examines possible reasons for physicians behaving rudely toward patients. Opinion of Nuala Kenny, chair of the Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University, that arrogance among doctors is partly due to a lack of recognition of the importance of role-modelling in physicians' education; Perceived reasons for patient complaints regarding quality of care; Suggestion of Kenny that medical education must evolve to include a more profound understanding of the issues that surround all health care encounters.


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