Tag Archives: Doctor patient relationship

Problem Patients: The Dislike-Diagnosis

When patients are difficult, the probability of erroneous diagnoses increases. This is because their behaviour distracts doctors and prevents them from processing clinical information appropriately. A number of measures could help to avoid "emotion based" errors. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Cognitive Strain

The doctor-patient relationship is complicated by the fact that both doctor and patient are human, and thus have two parts to their brains. Many of you will be familiar with Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman, along with Amos Tversky and others, more...

Blog entry by Shirie Leng


I was talking to a colleague of mine yesterday. (At least I flatter myself that I am a colleague. He has a writing job at a prestigious magazine while I, well, don’t.) We were talking about the doctor-patient relationship, as is our wont, and he said something that more...

Blog entry by Shirie Leng
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