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Physicians, Relationships With

  • By: Diane S. Morse & Susan H. McDaniel
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

In fiction and nonfiction, the patient-physician relationship is depicted as a source of comfort, pain, friendship, shame, love, bad news, good news, fear, hope, disappointment, renewed life, and more. In these interactions, patients and families can help these interpersonal ...

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