Saturday, June 23, 2007

The doctor -patient relationship

The doctor -patient relationship: " Relationships based on openness, trust and good communication will enable you to work in partnership with your patients to address their individual needs.

To fulfil your role in the doctor-patient partnership you must:
1. be polite, considerate and honest
2. treat patients with dignity
3. treat each patient as an individual
4. respect patients’ privacy and right to confidentiality
5. support patients in caring for themselves to improve and maintain their health
6. encourage patients who have knowledge about their condition to use this when they are making decisions about their care."

I like the fact that they call this a doctor-patient partnership rather than a relationship !

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:11 AM

    so, I have a question about the privacy;
    if the patient has done a drug in the past and is worried about a blood test to search for diseases and such, do they have the right to confidentiality meaning, no one else can hear about it?


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