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How Do Patients Perceive It?
|1Sheila Marie Quiachon-Hernandez
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Research Journal of the Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc
Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.
The patient-doctor relationship is one of the most important aspects of health and illness as it can facilitate the implementation of a medical plan of curing, caring, and rehabilitation. Conducted in a local private hospital among patients admitted from June to July 2011, the study sought to describe the patientsâ€™ perception of doctor-patient relationship in terms of their definition and experiences. In particular, the interpersonal skills of the doctor were described with emphasis on certain aspects, such as the amount of contact, comprehensiveness, patient participation, trust, and intensity. Study participants were delimited to twelve purposively selected patients whose ages ranged from 18 to 70. Results obtained from a guided interview tool revealed that the majority of the patients perceived the relationship as a responsibility of the doctor and was influenced not only by the time the doctor would spend in the patientâ€™s room, but also in terms of comprehensiveness conveyed through good communication skills. Implications on the need of medical education curriculum to be supplemented with training in other fields were discussed. The findings emphasize the importance of inculcating of reflective thought and critical analysis for a more holistic medical education.
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