The New Doctor-Patient Paradigm
Weiss, Gail Garfinkel, Medical Economics
How the shift from the "physician as wise parent" model to one of more shared responsibility is playing out in the exam room.
The Norman Rockwell image of the doctor-patient bond, typified by an all-knowing, paternalistic doctor focusing on an admiring patient, has evolved into something very different. Now it's a relationship in which patients, empowered by Internet-acquired information and buffeted by frequent changes in insurance coverage, have few qualms about challenging medical advice or moving on to the next physician. And no one has noticed this transformation more than doctors themselves.
"The doctor-patient relationship has changed dramatically with the demise of …
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Publication information: Article title: The New Doctor-Patient Paradigm. Contributors: Weiss, Gail Garfinkel - Author. Magazine title: Medical Economics. Volume: 85. Issue: 12 Publication date: June 2, 2008. Page number: 48+. © Advanstar Communications, Inc. Jan 23, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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