doctor patient relationship is the keystone of our health care system. But in modern
medicine, there is very little credit given to this relationship. The degradation
of the doctor patient relationship has led to unsatisfied patients, frustrated doctors
and overall diminution in the quality of health care.
aim of this study is to emphasize the importance of a good doctor patient relationship.
present study, upon review of several articles, discusses the components of a good
doctor patient relationship, and summarizes it into five major categories. From the
articles researched, below are a comprehension of the collective information gathered
and presented in a redefined, organised manner.
Conclusions: The five main categories discussed
include: First impressions, mannerisms, communication skills, professionalism qualities,
and collaborative decision making. The study also talks about how these five components
are integrated, and how it effects the doctor patient relationship, leading to better
therapeutic outcomes in patients and long-term job satisfaction in doctors.
Keywords: doctor patient
relationship, first impressions, mannerisms, communication skills, professionalism
qualities, collaborative decision.
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