Health Professionals and Trust

The Cure for Healthcare Law and Policy

Health Professionals and Trust

An ever increasing number of codes of conduct, disciplinary bodies, ethics committees and bureaucratic policies now prescribe how health professionals and health researchers relate to their patients. In this book, Mark Henaghan argues that the result of this trend towards heightened regulation has been to undermine the traditional dynamic of trust in health professionals and to diminish reliance upon their professional judgement, whilst simultaneously failing to trust patients to make decisions about their own care. This book examines the issue of health professionals and trust comparatively in a number of countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The book draws upon historical analysis of legislation, case law, disciplinary proceedings reports, articles in medical and law journals and protocols produced by management teams in hospitals, to illustrate the ways in which there has been a discernable shift away from trust in healthcare professionals. Henaghan argues that this erosion of trust has the potential to dehumanise the unique relationship that has traditionally existed between healthcare professionals and their patients, thereby running the risk of turning healthcare into a mechanistic enterprise controlled by a ‘management processes' rather than a humanistic relationship governed by trust and judgement. This book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of medical law and medical sociology, public policy-makers and a range of associated professionals, from health service managers to medical science and clinical researchers.

Health Professional and Patient Interaction

Health Professional and Patient Interaction

Covering strategies for effective communication, Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 8th Edition provides the tools to help you establish positive patient relationships built on respect. Practical examples and scenarios show how to apply respect and professionalism to patients of various ages and levels of impairment. New to this edition is an Evolve companion website with video clips and simulation activities, each showing the principles of respectful interactions between health care professionals and patients. Written by an expert author team of Ruth Purtilo, Amy Haddad, and Regina Doherty, this resource addresses respect in the context of different practice settings, a diverse society, and difficult situations. Patient Cases introduce the patient's point of view to illustrate key principles and encourage a more personal connection. Reflections boxes challenge you to apply critical thinking skills and your personal experience to different scenarios. Questions for Thought and Discussion at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge to a variety of situations. Interdisciplinary approach addresses basic issues that apply to many different healthcare disciplines. Strategies for effective communication are shown with patient examples and scenarios, applied to patients of all ages and with various levels of physical and emotional impairment. An emphasis on respect and ethics sets up a basis for building positive relationships with patients. Updated health care terminology keeps you current with communication in today's health care settings. Expanded content on diversity reflects diverse patient populations and shows how to respect differences. NEW author Regina Doherty brings an occupational therapy perspective to this edition.

Health Professional and Patient Interaction E-Book

Health Professional and Patient Interaction E-Book

Easily navigate through the complicated and challenging world of daily on-the-job human interactions, with Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 9th Edition. Covering strategies for effective communication, this time-tested guide offers the tools you need to establish positive patient and interprofessional relationships built on respect. It not only covers respectful actions and good decision-making, but also demonstrates how those decisions directly shape your on-the-job success. Practical examples and authentic scenarios highlight how to apply respect and professionalism to coworkers and patients of various ages and various backgrounds across a wide spectrum of healthcare environments. It’s the foundation you need to effectively and successfully communicate on the job. Overall emphasis on respect sets up a basis for building positive relationships with patients and fellow health professionals through good decision-making. UNIQUE! Authentic scenarios and examples demonstrate strategies and tools for effective communication with patients of all ages in a wide range of health care settings. UNIQUE! Interdisciplinary approach addresses issues that apply to many different healthcare disciplines to help you identify with your specific field as well as recognize themes that apply across the healthcare spectrum. Authentic patient cases give you a more personal connection as to how the various communications and actions discussed in the text affect the patient. Reflections Questions throughout the text challenge you to apply critical thinking skills and your personal experience to different scenarios. Questions for Thought and Discussion at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge to a variety of situations. UNIQUE! New chapter on respectful interprofessional collaboration and communication discusses best practices for respectfully interacting with one’s coworkers across the professional health team. NEW & UNIQUE! Clearer integration of respect throughout the text underscores its necessity across the many different types of interactions between the health professional and patient. NEW! Introduction on how respect impacts a professional’s practice has been added to Part One of the text and covers critical topics such as establishing a professional identity and creating healthy, respectful relationships while being mindful of boundaries within such relationships. NEW! Updated photos feature health professionals engaged in authentic clinical activities.

The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism

The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism

The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism is a state-of-the-art reference work which maps out the current developments and debates around the sociology of the professions, and how they relate to management and organizations. Supported by an international contributor team specializing in the disciplines of organizational studies and sociology, the collection provides extensive coverage of this field of research. It brings together the core concepts and issues, and has chapters on all the key aspects of professions in both the public and private sectors, including issues of governance and regulation. The volume closes with a set of international case studies which provide valuable practical insights into the subject. This Companion will be an indispensable reference source for students, scholars and educators within the social sciences, especially within management, organizational studies and sociology. It will also be highly relevant for those working and studying in the area of professional education.

Breach of Trust

Sexual Exploitation by Health Care Professionals and Clergy

Breach of Trust

The 1980s heralded the beginning of an awareness of sexual exploitation of clients by health care professionals and clergy. The focus then was on raising consciousness about the problem. This volume reflects the concerns of the 1990s: it explores the subject in greater depth, develops theoretical ties to other areas and proposes sophisticated solutions. Following an introductory overview, Breach of Trust focuses on victims. Contributions include victims' first-hand accounts and discussions of support and recovery groups and individual therapy for both male and female victims and their families. The contributors then examine perpetrators: they describe innovative work being undertaken to understand the characteristics

Researching Trust and Health

Researching Trust and Health

There is currently a lively debate ongoing in society about the nature of trust and the conditions necessary to establish and sustain it. Given the role of trust in bridging uncertainty, it is perhaps not surprising that as our consciousness of risk has increased, the role and nature of trust in social practices has come under growing scrutiny. These developments are particularly relevant to health because participation in health practices is arguably based on and engendered through trust. There is thus a need for empirically based research, which intelligently unravels this complexity to support all stakeholders in the health arena. This multidisciplinary volume of work addresses this gap by contributing substantively to the exploration of trust in the experience, practice and organization of health. It offers an overview of recent scholarship, based on empirical research, which explores the significance of trust in relation to key health-related issues. At the same time, this text examines conceptual themes in relation to trust more generally, including the relationship between trust and auditing, consent, expert knowledges and social capital.

Health Professional and Patient Interaction

Health Professional and Patient Interaction

The text discusses the psychological, sociological, and ethical aspects which influence interaction. The new edition discusses interaction with the child and adolescent, wellness and lifestyle issues, patient's rights, as well as issues in hospice settings and home care.

The Health Care Professional as Friend and Healer

Building on the Work of Edmund D. Pellegrino

The Health Care Professional as Friend and Healer

This book illuminates issues in medical ethics revolving around the complex bond between healer and patient, focusing on friendship and other important values in the healing relationship. Embracing medicine, philosophy, theology, and bioethics, it considers whether bioethical issues in medicine, nursing, and dentistry can be examined from the perspective of the healing relationship rather than external moral principles. Distinguished contributors explore the role of the health professional, the moral basis of health care, greater emphasis on the humanities in medical education, and some of the current challenges facing healers today.

Trust in Medicine

Trust in Medicine

Examines trust, its definition, value, and decline from the perspective of a physician and a medical ethicist.

ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

This new edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicineconcentrates more on the newer kinds of occupational diseaseincluding those (like “RSI” and pesticide poisoning)where exposure and effects are difficult to understand. There isspecific emphasis on work, health and wellbeing, with links topublic health, health promotion, the value of work, disabled peopleat work, the aging workforce, vocational rehabilitation, evidencebased practice, and further chapters on the health effects ofclimate change and of occupational health and safety in relation tomigration and terrorism.