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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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Who cares more? Justin, Renate G.; Saunders, Carol S. // Patient Care;11/30/1998, Vol. 32 Issue 19, p108
Explores the impact of changing trends in medical care on doctor-patient relationship. Prevalence of medical insurance; Request for transfer of medical records; Continuity and repeated contact; Importance of time and date of routine appointments; Element of trust; Unbalanced relationship...
- Talking about it. Smith, Tony // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/10/94, Vol. 309 Issue 6955, p675
Focuses on the doctor-patient relationship in Great Britain. Impact of open discussion between doctor and patient; Advantage of openess; Questions on open discussion between patient and doctor as part of patient care.