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Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: An analytical study of doctor-patient relationship
Name of author(s): Liviu Oprea
Name of publisher: Bioethics Romanian Magazine
Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
This article reviews the bioethical and clinical models of the doctor - patient relationship in order to analyze from the ethical point of view. Firstly, it is revise the bioethical model and argued that they are normative and prescriptive in nature, being derived from ethical and social concepts of the authors who have described them. Although these models describe processes by which patient welfare and autonomy could be promoted, these processes have not been empirically analyzed and therefore it is unclear whether their implementation at a clinical level could lead to the achievement of the purposes for which they were developed. Secondly, there are the described the clinical patterns of doctor-patient relationship and it is shown a similar way as the bioethical models, that they are normative and prescriptive in nature. Also, similar to bioethical models, the clinical models` purpose is to promote patient`s welfare and autonomy. However, the processes through these models aspire to achieve their goals have been empirically studied. The article reviewing briefly this aspects and then argue that there are proofs that relationship-centered model can promote the welfare and patient autonomy. Finally, there are compared the processes in bioethical and clinical models of doctor-patient relationship and argue that contractual models can promote in a lower grade the patient welfare and autonomy as compared to the relational models of the doctor-patient relationship.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The article is an analytical study of doctor-patient relationship. Bioethical and clinical models are presented in order to analyze them ethically. The author argues that there are proofs that relationship-centered model can promote welfare and autonomy for patient.
Where to find it:
Pdf of the publication: www_bioetica_ro - Vol_ 7, nr_ 2

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