Physician Patient Relationship
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AbstractA theory for educating humanistic physicians is proffered, based on a holistic model of medical education that incorporates the interdisciplinary contributions of psychology and ethics. Four objectives for such an integrated medical education are proposed: to improve insight into the rational and nonrational components of the physician's attitudes and conduct; to improve professional awareness and cognition of, and respect for, patient values; to improve professional behavior by assessing the ways in which values are transcribed and made visible in decision making; and to improve professional ability to enhance the self determination of patients by helping them clarify their own values with respect to decisions about their health. (KIE abstract)
Social Science and Medicine. 1985; 20(7): 745-752.