Communication and Ethics in the Clinical Examination.
Med Clin North Am. 2018 May;102(3):485-493
Authors: Onguti S, Mathew S, Todd C
At the heart of every effective patient-physician interaction is a relationship that is built on trust. Cultivating sound communication skills coupled with the awareness and application of ethical principles is integral to this process. One of the foremost challenges in competent practice is negotiating situations that arise at the bedside when such issues as patient autonomy, differing world views, honesty, and cost stewardship come into conflict. It is essential for health care providers to consider how to detect and prioritize these issues as they advocate for high-quality and patient-centered care.
PMID: 29650070 [PubMed - in process]