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Types of Family Provider Relationships

  • By: Carole A. Robinson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

Family provider relationships are a critically important facet of health care, having an impact on both outcomes of care and satisfaction with care from both the provider and recipient perspectives. The historical development of our understanding of family provider relationships is discussed below and provides a context for the explication of how relationships progress in the circumstance of chronic illness. Desired outcomes of effective relationships are identified, and interventions aimed at enhancing relationships are recommended.

Historical Context

Concern about family provider relationships escalated approximately 3 decades ago in the context of rapidly growing dissatisfaction with care that was also associated with negative health outcomes. Research began to show that health care relationships were foundational to both satisfaction with care and adherence to treatment recommendations. Dissatisfaction with care ...

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