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Some days, things come together so well. Just yesterday I spent time explaining the importance of doctor-patient rapport to my audience at a mental health practitioner's convention (those professionals had arrived from around the world). That evening I surfed the 'Net and found this gem of an article:
I believe there's one other reality to consider in patient-doctor relationships: your practitioner might be terrified of malpractice suits and over-order tests to cover his or her assets and continued career. A patient's outbursts and other uncultured responses can worsen the situation. Remember, the doctor is already scared of you before the appointment begins.
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