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Patients

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores aspects of doctor–patient encounters including patient choices and expectations, the financial implications of the patient–doctor encounter, and the doctor's evolving patient ... More


Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda

Dagmar Wujastyk

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199856268
eISBN:
9780199950560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When is it right for a doctor to lie to a patient? What is more important: a patient's health, or his dignity? When should a patient refuse to follow the doctor's orders? What is acceptable medical ... More


Relating Fits and Creating Enigmas: The Role of Narrative

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The fifth chapter examines the increasing role, from the 1750s, of literary and medical narratives in inscribing physiological disorders into a coherent progression. In novels by Lennox, Godwin, and ... More


The Writing of a Pathology and Practices of Dissemination

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter’s analysis of forms of writing focuses on various literary genres adopted by physicians to present the pathology to a lettered and aristocratic audience. Dialogue, autobiography, ... More


Saving the Doctor-Patient Relationship and Raising Expectations

Timothy J. Hoff

in Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190626341
eISBN:
9780190626372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626341.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are moving quickly toward a corporately controlled, transactionally focused health care delivery system, one that sees patients as “consumers.” Retail thinking continues to take hold in the ... More


The effect of internet use on the doctor—cancer patient relationship

Carma L Bylund and Jennifer A Gueguen

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

According to the latest Pew Internet and American Life Project, 80% of adult Internet users seek health information from the Internet. Patients who search for cancer-related Internet information ... More


All Roads Lead to Trust: How Doctors See the Relationship and Our Expectations

Timothy J. Hoff

in Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190626341
eISBN:
9780190626372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626341.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Doctors view the best relationship with patients in highly personal and idealistic terms, admitting through discussion of their own experiences that sustained interpersonal relationships with many ... More


Listening: The Foundation of the Healing Relationship of Patient and Clinician

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Healing: The Modern Practice of Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369052
eISBN:
9780199979103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369052.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The Foundation of the Healing Relationship of Patient and Clinician: An illness is a tale of an individual unique life being lived in its quotidian detail, complex interpersonal activities—work, ... More


The Changing Concept of the Ideal Physician

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the changing concept of the ideal physician. It begins by presenting four points in relation to the changes in the character of physicianship, before moving on to discussing ... More


Epilogue: The Care of the Suffering Patient

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the case of Lily Sterns, an elderly patient who, in the spring of 1980, was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. Lily's case is able to describe the proper care of the ... More


Doctor-Patient Relationships and Our Expectations

Timothy J. Hoff

in Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190626341
eISBN:
9780190626372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626341.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Despite strong evidence over time of the clinical, psychological, and emotional benefits of strong doctor-patient relationships, these relationships are transforming quickly due to a “new normal” ... More


Special medical conditions and therapeutic interventions

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559121
eISBN:
9780191724022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559121.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Cancer progression is not affected by placebo treatments; however symptoms can be reduced by placebos. Nocebo effects are crucially involved in anticipatory nausea and vomiting before a cancer ... More


Introduction: A Dubious Condition

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops a definition of hypochondria (not wholly synonymous with the medical term hypochondriasis) as a patient's persistent belief that disease may be present or imminent despite a ... More


The (Sorry) State of Trust in the American Healthcare Enterprise

David A. Shore

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Trust is the foundation upon which our healthcare system is built, but the current trends showing increasing distrust compromise the system's effectiveness. This chapter discusses the reasons behind ... More


The Doctor–Patient Relationship

J. Donald Boudreau, Eric J. Cassell, and Abraham Fuks

in Physicianship and the Rebirth of Medical Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199370818
eISBN:
9780190874377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199370818.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The centrality of the doctor–patient relationship in medicine is highlighted. Its inalterable central feature is the complementarity of one who needs healing with the other whose function is to heal. ... More


Turning toward Suffering Together

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In chapter three, the philosophical work of Heidegger, Levinas, Charles Taylor, and Mikhail Bakhtin is drawn together to illustrate that in turning away from vulnerability, illness, and death in the ... More


Placing placebo effects within the context of the doctor–patient relationship

Benedetti Fabrizio

in Placebo Effects: 2nd Edition: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198705086
eISBN:
9780191789151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705086.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The doctor–patient relationship can be subdivided into four steps. The first is “feeling sick,” a key starting point that triggers the subsequent behavior. It involves sensory systems that generate ... More


Changing the Consensus: Screening and Testing

Virginia Berridge

in AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204725
eISBN:
9780191676376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Epidemiology and the revised predictions of epidemic spread were the crucial determinants of the normalized response to the syndrome. Through the issue of HIV and how it related to health care ... More


Introduction: This Isn’t Your Father’s Patient

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book explores why patients in America have come to be regarded and to think of themselves as consumers. It argues that the birth of the patient as consumer occurred not in the late twentieth ... More


Is Healthcare Special?

Gordon Moore, John A. Quelch, and Emily Boudreau

in Choice Matters: How Healthcare Consumers Make Decisions (and Why Clinicians and Managers Should Care)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190886134
eISBN:
9780190886165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886134.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 2 asks the critical question of whether healthcare is different from other consumer-driven markets. In the past, many pushed back on the notion that healthcare could be a consumer-driven ... More


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