How patients perceive a doctor's caring attitude.

@article{Quirk2008HowPP,
  title={How patients perceive a doctor's caring attitude.},
  author={Mark E. Quirk and Kathleen M. Mazor and H. Haley and M. Kathleen Philbin and Melissa Anne Fischer and Kate Roy Sullivan and David S. Hatem},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={
          359-66
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Caring is closely associated with reduced malpractice litigation, adherence to treatment and even symptom relief. Caring also is included in pay for performance formulas as well as widely utilized for quality improvement purposes. Our objective in this prospective qualitative study was to define caring behaviors associated with three challenging encounters: discussing the transition from curative to palliative care, delivering bad news (cancer), and discussing a medical error… CONTINUE READING
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