Author(s): Walker KL, Arnold CL, MillerDay M, Webb LM
Abstract Share this page
Abstract By extending Millar and Roger's (1976) relational theory, this study examined how the physician-patient relationship was negotiated in the context of a clinical visit. Analysis of observational data obtained during the clinical visits of 1 female family practice physician revealed 5 themes central to the construction of her relationships with patients. The 5 themes included control, role negotiation, trust, health care commitment, and interrelated issues of time and money.
This article was published in Health Commun
and referenced in Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies