Navigation Links
Doctors don't 'get' their patients
Date:7/26/2010

US physicians are often poor judges of their patients' health beliefs, according to a new study by Dr. Richard Street from Texas A&M University and Paul Haidet from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA. However, physicians' understanding is better the more patients are involved by asking questions, expressing concerns, and stating their beliefs and preferences for care. Their analysis1 of how patients' health beliefs differ from their physicians' perception of these beliefs was just published online by Springer in the Journal of General Internal Medicine2.

207 physician-patient consultations were audio-recorded and, after the consultations, both physicians and patients completed a measure of beliefs about the cause, meaning, treatment, and control of the patient's health condition. Physicians additionally completed the measure on how they thought the patient responded.

Drs. Street and Haidet found that physicians generally did not have a good understanding of patient's health beliefs, but their understanding was significantly better when patients more actively participated in the consultation. However, in the majority of areas, doctors actually thought that their patients' beliefs were similar to theirs.

In addition, physicians were poorer judges of African-Americans' preferences to be a partner in their care, the meaning of the condition to Hispanic patients, and beliefs about control when the patient was of a different race to them. In some cases, understanding was better when physicians and patient were of the same race or ethnicity.

Dr. Street said, "If physicians had a better understanding of their patients' beliefs about health, they could address any misconceptions or differences of opinion they had with the patient regarding the nature, severity, and treatment of their illnesses as well as make treatment recommendations better suited to the patient's life circu
'/>"/>

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Doctors and Medical Groups Increasingly Embrace Physician Marketing to Counter Changes in Health Care
2. HCL Supports Reform of Language Testing for International Doctors
3. DrFinders Releases Searchable Online Directory of Doctors for All Medical Needs
4. The International Association of Anesthesiologists Places its Top Doctors in the Renowned Medical Publication, The Leading Physicians of the World.
5. DocGreet Guarantees More Time and Money to Doctors and Health Care Providers
6. LapBandDoctors.com Announces Open Membership To Lap Band Surgery Professionals Around The Country.
7. Most Doctors Giving Pap Test Too Often
8. Brain MRI in children: Incidental findings yield disclosure dilemmas for doctors, patients
9. When doctors kill
10. Less-invasive Lymph Node Resection Following Breast Cancer Surgery Confirmed as Standard of Care in Eight-year Study Led by AGH Doctors
11. Online Housecalls, Improved Patient Care and Increased Communication Between Doctors and Healthcare Professionals Now Made Possible Through Docgreet.com
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... ... The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education ... the Board of Directors. , “The New England Center for Children is honored ... addition to our team,” said Vincent Strully, Jr., President and CEO of The New ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Sagora Senior Living, one ... at Kingwood Assisted Living and Memory Care located at 24025 Kingwood Place Drive, ... assisted living apartments, 43 memory care apartments and 23 extended care apartments. Modern ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... Coating System for clients that rely on safety and cleanliness. This unique flooring ... , Silver has been used for centuries for its antimicrobial properties. Unlike antibiotics, ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Mirror ... fall event , Look Awesome This Autumn with CoolSculpting®. Scheduled for Thursday, September ... refreshments. , Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is Houston’s largest CoolSculpting ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) , ... September 20, 2017 ... ... and a variety of settings, gather for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual ... displayed and case studies presented. It is also when Athletic Trainers are acknowledged ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... ANTONIO , Sept. 6, 2017  Robert G. ... a Pinnacle Professional Member in recognition of his contributions ... Szewc serves as a Nephrologist at the practice of ... emergency medicine, kidney care and hypertension solutions. He has ... 20 years of career experience, as well as expertise ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... N.Y. , Sept. 6, 2017   PDI , ... announced it will host an educational session focused on ... bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention at the 2017 Annual Scientific ... which will take place at the Phoenix ... from Sept. 16-19, will also feature PDI,s ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... 6, 2017 Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... new data for galcanezumab and lasmiditan, two investigational treatments ... Headache Society (IHC) taking place Sept. 7-10 in ... highlight new, long-term data from an open-label study evaluating ... (120 mg and 240 mg) for the prevention of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: