Ama doctor dating patient

Those who go to a doctor typically do not know exact medical reasons of why they are there, which is why they go to a doctor in the first place.For a patient to not be able to understand what is going on with their body, because they can’t understand lab results or their doctor isn’t sharing or explaining them, can be a frightening and frustrating situation to be in.For most physicians, the establishment of good rapport with a patient is important.

Historically in many cultures there has been a shift from paternalism, the view that the "doctor always knows best," to the idea that patients must have a choice in the provision of their care and be given the right to provide informed consent to medical procedures.

for instance, with patients who do not want to know the truth about their condition.

This communication model places the physician in a position of omniscience and omnipotence over the patient and leaves little room for patient contribution to a treatment plan.

The physician may be viewed as superior to the patient simply because physicians tend to use big words and concepts to put him or herself in a position above the patient.

Is deceiving a patient for his or her own good compatible with a respectful and consent-based doctor–patient relationship?

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