Patient Doctor Relationship

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Physicians ' punctuality is a fundamental aspect by the reason of being the building block for patient-doctor relationship and the cornerstone for professionalism.(1,2) Therefore, it illustrates the quality of training doctors received, and demonstrate how the health care is organized. Patient-doctor relationship is a prime concept when it comes to healthcare. In spite of the variation of the meaning or scope of the relationship according to the viewpoint of the observer, “clinical imperatives emphasize its value as a component of the care process that might improve health outcomes". Thus, patient-doctor relationship is a valuable concept for eliciting the quality of healthcare. (1) Even medical professionalism has started to become more emphasize…show more content…
This pattern can alter the status of satisfaction. In previous study of Patient and physician satisfaction with an outpatient care visit showed physician satisfaction when they get enough time with patient for communication by 88% whereas patient dissatisfaction depend on many factors. The most common factor is the prolonged duration of patients waiting to enter the doctor 's office. Satisfaction is reachable when both patient and doctor show up on time for an appointment. However, a patient may become disappointed when a physician arrives late and spends more time during diagnosis and vice versa. Some patients wish to shorten the time to wait for the doctor, while the doctor fears to waste his time waiting for patients. (4) This aspect was discussed in an article in Lancet in 1952 which stated the problem as follows:" That a doctor 's time is more valuable than a patient 's is a view which is generally acceptable to the lay public as well as to the medical profession. Nevertheless, the doctor 's time is not infinitely valuable, and in practice some kind of balance must be struck between doctor and patient". This relationship dominated by…show more content…
(7) Throwing light on a sensitive subject such as physicians ' punctuality is being required in the field of medical care today. Punctuality by itself has various definitions based on the situation such as workplace. It is the characteristic of being able to complete a required task or fulfilling an obligation before or at a previously designated time. Simply, punctuality is to show up on time. It is a daily challenge for physicians to be on time during the scheduled appointments due to different duties and in-work tasks. This may leave a negative impact on patient-doctor relationship and thus, lack of professionalism. This is why punctuality considered as a fundamental aspect in the meaning of patient-physician relationship and

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