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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: The communication with a patient- ‘Partnership in relationships between a doctor and a patient’
Name of author(s): Izabela Barton Smoczyńska
Name of publisher: Medycyna Praktyczna
Language of the publication: Polish
Language of the review: English
Summary:
The relationship is a contact between a patient who is a person who is sick, feeling particular discomfort and who needs to be sure about his condition and between a doctor, whose role is to remove the pain or at least slow down the development of sickness. It is some kind of unwritten agreement between two people who declare that will treat themselves with respect and will treat their opinions in a special way.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The author draws a conclusion that winning a patient who wants to cooperate is worth trying. If a patient is well stimulated and guided he will offer his involvement in achieving a goal which is a recovery. Such patient cooperates, looks for solutions, thinks about overcoming obstacles. The article contains tips how to formulate statements to the patient and how to achieve a mutual agreement.

Where to find it:

MedycynaPraktyczna, Ginekologia i Położnictwo, 2010/04

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