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- The hard truth. // UNESCO Courier;Oct98, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p39
Provides information on a study published in the June 1998 issue of the `Journal of the American Medical Association' on how doctors manage their patients regarding patients' survival condition. Statistics on the results of the study; What influences patients' treatment decisions; Conclusion...
- `How Can I Keep From Becoming Emotionally Involved?'. SAVETT, LAURENCE A. // Creative Nursing;1998, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p3
Presents an essay dealing with physician-patient relationship. How good healthcare providers do their job; Case study of emotional involvement of a doctor with a man with multiple organ failure.
- 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...
- At Wit's End. Sulmasy, Daniel P. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;May2001, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p335
Medical commentators on the play W;t by Margaret Edson, have tended to highlight the play's medical themes in the hope that this will help to improve the care of the dying. In this essay, the author argues that a close reading of the play suggests an alternative approach. This approach would...
- 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.
- SUPPORT and the invisible family. Hardwig, John // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 25 Issue 6, pS23
Focuses on the implications of the Study to Understand Prognosis and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment's (SUPPORT) trial to improve terminal care decision making to physician-patient relationship in the United States. Case study on a patient with terminal heart disease; Impact of...
- 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.
- Why must we always `do something' for the patient? Clay, Valencia S. // Medical Economics;03/20/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p145
Argues that sometimes it is better for a physician to do something to treat a patient because performing the treatment such as surgery has little chance of curing the patient. Care for an 85-year-old woman who died after a heart surgery; Care for the physician's 90-year-old mother who survived...
- 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...