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Enhancing Patient/Surgeon Relations: Examining The Delivery And Reception Of Diagnosis, Christy Kahler Apr 1999

Enhancing Patient/Surgeon Relations: Examining The Delivery And Reception Of Diagnosis, Christy Kahler

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Health communication is a fairly recent and currently growing area of the medical field. The diagnostic phase of many medical encounters can be the making, or breaking point of future relationships for the physician and patient (Blum, 1972). Many studies have examined how the physician's communication affects the relationship. However, few studies have investigated diagnosis in clinical setting with the exceptions of Heath (1987), Maynard (1991), and Nikolaisen (1998). Moreover, none have been found on the delivery and reception of diagnosis in the surgical setting. Research reveals that the diagnostic phase in physician/patient relationships is a crucial one ...


Elements Of An Effective Physical Therapist-Patient Relationship, Kevin Helvik Apr 1999

Elements Of An Effective Physical Therapist-Patient Relationship, Kevin Helvik

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

In the field of physical therapy, many aspects are important in developing and executing a successful plan for improving the health of a patient. The relationship between the physical therapist and patient is among the most important of these aspects. This paper offers a deeper sociological look at the relationship between a physical therapist and patient based on four areas, which seem pertinent to this relationship: (1) understanding the roles of the individuals involved; (2) compliance of the patient to prescribed regimens; (3) motivating the patients; and (4) effective communication. This study offers an analysis of the contribution of these ...


Patient Compliance-Gaining: A Look At Care Facility Vs. Home Health, Merideth Mayberry Jan 1999

Patient Compliance-Gaining: A Look At Care Facility Vs. Home Health, Merideth Mayberry

Masters Theses

The patient compliance-gaining strategies employed by health care providers in the care facility and home health environments were investigated. Each participant completed a two-page, open-ended survey. A content analysis, and more specifically a thematic analysis of the research, allowed for similarities and differences between the two settings to be compared to current literature. Results indicated that participants used similar strategies to those suggested by researchers in the field. The results showed that strategies applied by health care providers in this particular study are effective for gaining patient compliance.