Michael R Wright

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This study investigated the personality characteristics of the elective surgeon, the realism of the surgeon's role concept, and the relationships between these variables and the occurrence of litigation. Data obtained from 125 surgeons and 65 of these surgeons' patients were computer analyzed to answer three specific questions. The surgeon's personality(More)
This is an investigative study of the personality of patients requesting cosmetic rhinoplasty. Analysis of data obtained from objective projective tests and psychological interviews indicated that patients seeking cosmetic surgery are not as psychologically disturbed as often as described. Comparative studies showed certain personality characteristics to be(More)
All surgery has a psychological impact, but nowhere does the patient's psyche come into play more prominently than in the field of elective surgery. Psychological manifestations related to elective surgery must be recognized and controlled preoperatively, lest they control the operative outcome. This article discusses the personality characteristics(More)
Just like their female counterparts, men are increasingly turning to facial plastic surgery, but male patients bring to the surgeon an array of unexplored motivations and expectations along with unresolved emotional conflicts. These feelings of ambivalence, emotional instability, and sometimes even hostility toward the surgeon make the male aesthetic(More)
The many-faceted reasons for patient dissatisfaction with the results of cosmetic procedures are discussed within a broad context, encompassing causative, preventive, and management factors. Psychological manifestations as they relate to patient expectations and disappointments are exposed. The author recommends that the surgeon adopt an affirmative, rather(More)
The social and technologic advancements that have caused elective surgery to flourish and seem like an ideal specialty have also placed considerable strain and burden on the surgeon. The elective surgeon, whose expertise is not clearly established and whose roles are ambiguous, is especially affected by the changes and attendant conflicts that are occurring(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare trends and rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of Western Australia. DESIGN AND SETTING Analysis of WA notification data for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and primary and secondary syphilis in 2002, and for HIV infections from 1983 to 2002. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Rates of HIV and sexually(More)
Today the concept of surgery has changed dramatically. No longer is surgery limited to emergency or lifesaving procedures. We now have surgery by choice, which, despite marked advantages, may well encourage a certain type of individual to have surgery for reasons for which it is not intended. This article discusses the underlying characteristics of the(More)
The need for mental health clinicians to practice cultural safety is vital in ensuring meaningful care and in moving towards improving the mental health outcomes for Aboriginal people. The concept of cultural safety is particularly relevant to mental health professionals as it seeks to promote cultural integrity and the promotion of social justice, equity(More)