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Document Typology: Web Article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Doctor-patient relationship - doctor`s psychology
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Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
The doctor-patient relationship is the essence of medical psychology. It is the central point of the caring relationship and, in most cases, it is a condition and a major factor in the healing process. Before speaking of the doctor-patient relationship, attention should be paid to the psychological relationship of the individual participants. Slightly less discussed, is the medical psychology, as a participant and ongoing support of the medical act.
There is a link between personality and how the doctors practice their profession. The effect of this relationship can be beneficial, if it promotes the empathy with the patient and help the doctor to find a fair relationship with the patient, or it can be bad, if it obstructs the objective judgment, the initial diagnosis.
The paper presents some concepts of medicine:
• shamanic conception of medicine refers to the "magic" side still persisting and often the patient is relaxed after a visit to a doctor, because the doctor identified the "enemy-disease", "will deal with it" and "will win ".
• priestly concept: to the medic are addressed both medical questions and questions about sexual problems, marital, family and child behaviors, the organization of everyday life. His advice will be invested with its scientific value and its authority, regardless of subject matter.
• the current design of the medicine.
Primitive aspects of medicine provides a better understanding of the ambivalence developed to the doctor. The doctor is the character who has the knowledge and power to heal, is a bright and underwriter authority, but he is both, disturbing to the patient, like any human being he has a number of secrets and fears that the doctor will bring them to light.
The value of the professional conduct of the doctor is given by the way he uses its motivations and behaviors.
These are manifest reasons, expressed consciously. Behind them there are unconscious factors, likely to regroup several unconscious motivations. Detailing the unconscious motivations there are three major unconscious motivations, retrievable in general the choice of a profession: a desire to see, desire repair, need for power.
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Article starts a discussion about doctor-patient relationship, this time putting emphasis on the doctor's personality features, providing another facet of this relationship, in terms of motivation and the way in which the doctor is realizing his profession.
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