Doctor/patient relationships

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  • Doctor/Patient relationship
    • Competence of Doctors
      • Bearing the title Dr.
      • Treatment room as the setting
        • Certificates on wall, Books etc.
      • Patients automatically accept diagnosis and recommended treatment
      • Hippocratic Oath
    • Private health care vs. NHS
      • Exploitation for more money
        • Can usually get the same treatment on the NHS
      • More likely to passively accept treatment on the NHS
    • Therapies and therapists
      • Cognitive Behavioural Therapists have control over clients future behaviour. This may be a form of social control
      • Psychoanalysis
        • Subjective therapy professionals have much control over thought processes, repressed memories etc.
        • Beth Rutherford- Psychoanalysis led her to believe that she had been raped as a child but these memories were implanted by her counselor but it never actually happen.
        • Therapist interprets thoughts/dreams in their own way
          • Storr et al. (1997)- argues that the therapist puts forward their subjective views and patients alter their behaviour to comply with these
    • Relationship with Doctor
      • Family doctors, builds up trust etc.
      • Emotional attachment
        • Vulnerable patients more at risk
      • Imbalance of power- Doctors more powerful in the relationship
        • Competence of Doctors
          • Bearing the title Dr.
          • Treatment room as the setting
            • Certificates on wall, Books etc.
          • Patients automatically accept diagnosis and recommended treatment
          • Hippocratic Oath
    • Changes in modern society
      • More shared decision making
      • The internet to search for other information and treatments
        • Self-diagnosis
      • There is multi-agency working which means groups of professionals (i.e GPs, carers etc.) confer to reach the most beneficial decision on behalf of the patient

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