The patient-doctor relationship and the art of medicine: an evidence-based review

Ottosson J O, Aspegren K, Dock J, Eduards K, Hallberg I R, Holm U, Josephson U, Mattsson B, Rosenqvist U, Stiwne D, Thelander S
Record ID 31998009918
Authors' objectives:

The tone, nature, and focus of the encounter between patient and doctor plays a decisive role in how their relationship develops. This report reviews the scientific evidence on what constitutes a good encounter in various care situations, and where deficiencies are found.

Authors' recommendations: Leading researchers in Sweden were commissioned by SBU to systematically review the topic of the patient-doctor relationship. Their findings show, for example, that a well-designed educational program can help medical students and physicians learn to communicate in ways that both promote the exchange of information and way that are more satisfying for the patient and the doctor.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Sweden
MeSH Terms
  • Physician-Patient Relations
Organisation Name: Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services
Contact Address: P.O. Box 3657, SE-103 59 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 4123200, Fax: +46 8 4113260
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Copyright: Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU)
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