Transference phenomena in medical practice: being whom the patient needs.

  • Walter Zinn
  • Published 1990 in Annals of internal medicine

Abstract

Transference is a process in which individuals displace patterns of behavior that originate through interaction with significant figures in childhood onto other persons in their current lives. It is a powerful determinant of patient behavior in medical encounters. Transference can affect the kind of physician-patient relationship a patient seeks and his or… (More)

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@article{Zinn1990TransferencePI, title={Transference phenomena in medical practice: being whom the patient needs.}, author={Walter Zinn}, journal={Annals of internal medicine}, year={1990}, volume={113 4}, pages={293-8} }