Dependence and caring in clinical communication: The relevance of attachment and other theories

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Clinical relationships are usually asymmetric, being defined by patients' dependence and practitioners' care. Our aims are to: (i) identify literature that can contribute to theory for researching and teaching clinical communication from this perspective; (ii) highlight where theoretical development is needed; and (iii) test the utility of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.12.011

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