Can Patient-Centered Communication Reduce the Effects of Medical Mistrust on Patients’ Decision Making?

  title={Can Patient-Centered Communication Reduce the Effects of Medical Mistrust on Patients’ Decision Making?},
  author={Adolfo G. Cuevas and Kerth O’Brien and Somnath Saha},
  journal={Health Psychology},
Objective: Mistrust in medical institutions has been implicated as a barrier that disproportionately affects the quality of health care received by patients. Although patient-centered communication has been shown to improve patient-provider relationships, little is known as to whether it may reduce the effects of medical mistrust on patients’ decision-making and trust in physicians (physician mistrust). Method: In a laboratory study, 231 primary care patients (101 African American and 130 White… Expand
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