Differentiating between trust and dependence of patients with coronary heart disease: furthering the sociology of trust

@inproceedings{Meyer2013DifferentiatingBT,
  title={Differentiating between trust and dependence of patients with coronary heart disease: furthering the sociology of trust},
  author={Samantha B Meyer and Paul Ward},
  year={2013}
}
Sociological health research on the concept of trust has been bedevilled by its multivocalities. This article extends Luhmann's attempts to clarify a sociology of trust. Luhmann argued a semantic distinction between trust and confidence. In this article, we use empirical data on patient ‘trust’ in doctors to argue that there is also a semantic distinction between trust and dependence. We conducted 37 semi-structured interviews with patients with coronary heart disease in Adelaide, Australia in… CONTINUE READING

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