The depersonalization of patients: a profile gleaned from narratives.

@article{Peloquin1993TheDO,
  title={The depersonalization of patients: a profile gleaned from narratives.},
  author={Suzanne M. Peloquin},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={1993},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={830-7}
}
Occupational therapists who would better understand and advocate against depersonalization in health care can find specific references in narratives to the attitudes and behaviors that seem problematic. Patients argue that helpers fail to recognize that illness and disability are events charged with personal meaning. Instead of communicating with patients, helpers establish a distance that diminishes them. They withhold information in a manner that precludes hope, they use brusque manners, and… CONTINUE READING
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