3 unrealistic expectations patients have about doctors

3 unrealistic expectations patients have about doctors

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Patients seem to have a lot of expectations for their doctors, but most doctors are unaware of these expectations. Read on to find out three of the most common.
14 Dec 2016 - General
Common misconceptions for every patient but this may vary from culture to culture or for every country. Some are passive regarding their health and decision making while some has their own beliefs which isn't in line with the doctors. It is also true that some would say, follow what they say but don't mind whatever they do. In this sense, it's a little bit debatable because as what they always say, in order to be effective you can never teach what you don't have. It's always ...
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With Dr Google, there are some who may research extensively into their conditions and question their designated doctors about this. When the doctor seems unsure about the term the patient questions about, this may then reduce the patient's faith in the doctor. However, patients need to know that they are in good hands and should not second guess their doctor. Patients should also participate actively in decision making, since they have the autonomy to do so and they also bear the consequence...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz Patient satisfaction is also important in the practice of medicine. However, I agree that it becomes burdensome especially if patients set unrealistic expectations. In my experience, there are some patients who want to doctors to guarantee that no complications from brain surgery will happen. However, we all know that we cannot guarantee this no matter how much we optimize pre-operative preparat...
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