Effective physician-patient communication has been shown to positively influence health outcomes by increasing patient satisfaction, leading to greater patient understanding of health problems and treatments available, contributing to better adherence to treatment plans, and providing support and reassurance to
What is your concept of the doctor-patient relationship?
The doctor-patient relationship has been defined as “a consensual relationship in which the patient knowingly seeks the physicians assistance and in which the physician knowingly accepts the person as a patient.”1(p6) At its core, the doctor-patient relationship represents a fiduciary relationship in which, by
How is a doctor patient relationship established?
General Rule (Exceptions are made when emergency care is needed and when refusal to treat is based on discrimination). However, a patient-physician relationship is generally formed when a physician affirmatively acts in a patients case by examining, diagnosing, treating, or agreeing to do so .