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dc.creatorBoyd, J. Wesleyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:56:26Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:56:26Zen
dc.date.created1996en
dc.date.issued1996en
dc.identifier10.1007/BF02276310en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Humanities. 1996 Spring; 17(1): 5-15.en
dc.identifier.issn1041-3545en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Narrative+Aspects+of+a+Doctor-Patient+Encounter&title=Journal+of+Medical+Humanities.++&volume=17&issue=1&pages=5-15&date=1996&au=Boyd,+J.+Wesleyen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02276310en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/748051en
dc.description.abstractIn this essay I want to examine the ways that doctors communicate with their patients, in particular the stories that doctors tell their patients. I contend that the kinds of stories that physicians tell patients have a direct bearing on the nature of their relationship as a whole. Specifically, I shall argue that physicians who tell their patients the most complete stories possible about their illnesses, acknowledging uncertainties wherever they exist (to the extent that this is possible), show the greatest amount of respect for their patients as persons. This quest for completeness must be supplemented by an attempt on the part of the physician to explore the patient's understanding and beliefs so as to formulate not only a more complete narrative, but also to formulate one that better serves the needs of the patient.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/49065en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDisclosureen
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectInformed Consenten
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectNarrative Ethicsen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectPaternalismen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectProfessional Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectSurgeryen
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.titleNarrative Aspects of a Doctor-Patient Encounteren
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