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Patient Modesty: Volume 73

So the issue now with regard to patient modesty and patient dignity issues in the care of patients is whether there is “broken” trust in the doctor-patient relationship, particularly with regard to the patient not trusting their physician or nurses.  Or, one might argue, was there any trust from the very beginning of the relationship? If so, was the absence of trust because the physician or nurse did not offer evidence which would support trust by the patient or that patients enter or put into the relationship with the mindset that “all professionals in medicine are considered untrustworthy”? 
Whatever the origin, it is clear from the comments on the previous Volumes that trust is a missing element in medical care and is clearly a part of any discussion of patient modesty or dignity. ..Maurice.


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