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Table 12 Summary of the Different Views of the Dyadic Relationship

From: The patient–physician relationship: an account of the physician’s perspective

Construct Patient–Physician
Patient’s Perspective
Source Patient–Physician
Physician’s Perspective
Model Relationship [23, 37, 40] Clinical
Care Holistic: Patient centered [2, 37] Focused: Illness centered
Trust Emotionally based – Built when information is shared [1, 41] Rationally based – Founded on one-sided Communication (the doctor dispenses advice)
Communication Emotional – Based on empathy [10] Rational – Based on facts
Relationship Reactive and dynamic [20] Passive – Based on medical needs
Responsibility Mutual [16] Physician
Skill Interpersonal – Emotionally based [5, 9, 74] Technical – Competence based