The evolution of the doctor-patient relationship.

  title={The evolution of the doctor-patient relationship.},
  author={Riyaz A. Kaba and Prasanna Sooriakumaran},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  volume={5 1},
The doctor-patient relationship has undergone a transition throughout the ages. Prior to the last two decades, the relationship was predominantly between a patient seeking help and a doctor whose decisions were silently complied with by the patient. In this paternalistic model of the doctor-patient relationship, the doctor utilises his skills to choose the necessary interventions and treatments most likely to restore the patient's health or ameliorate his pain. Any information given to the… CONTINUE READING

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