Physician patient relationships

Physician patient relationships

How to talk to your doctor

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides suggestions of steps you can take to get the most out of your visits to the doctor, either before, during or after your visit.

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Direct-to-consumer advertising: physicians’ views on its effects on quality of care and the doctor-patient relationship

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Elizabeth Murray
Bernard Lo
Lance Pollack
Karen Donelan
Ken Lee
Publisher: 
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Lexington, KY

Surveys U.S. physicians' views of the effect of direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs on health service utilization, quality of care, and the doctor-patient relationship.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 08938652
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Includes bibliographical references.

Lesbian health: a guide for teens

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston
Publication Date: 
1999-2004
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Presents a guide for teens on lesbian health. Explains what a lesbian is, how you can tell if you are a lesbian, what it means to bisexual, where you can go to get more information, what you should tell your parents, where they can get information and other resources.

Not all your patients are straight

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ruth J. Simkin
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the impact of physician-patient interaction on the quality of health care for lesbians. Uses physician-patient dialogues to illustrate how inappropriate health care can result if physicians make incorrect assumptions about lesbians or do not solicit relevant information. Includes references and a resource list for lesbians and their doctors.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946

Survivors of Medical Abuse

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Supports medical victims in sharing their concerns in a safe, confidential environment. Provides emotional support through the process and participate in advocacy work. Attends members' hearings and offers moral support. Medical victims are defined as anyone who has suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse from a medical practitioner.

Primary Telephone: 
(905) 836-4900
Fax Number: 
(905) 836-4900
Street Address: 
192 Grant Blight Crescent
City: 
Newmarket
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L3Y 7W7

You and your doctor

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English
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Online
Author: 
Women's Health Care Centre
Publisher: 
Women's Health Care Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Peterborough, ON

Provides information on patients' rights, as well as how to prepare for a doctor's appointment.

Beyond words: the health-literacy connection

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English
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Online
Author: 
Doris E. Gillis
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses illiteracy and gives examples of the negative health consequences. Acknowledges the difficulty for health care workers in recognising those with limited literacy and offers identifying clues. Suggests approaches that health practitioners can take to ensure that illiteracy is not a barrier to accessing health information.

Calling the shots: finding the right doctor

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English
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Online
Author: 
Debbie DeAngelo
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses strategies and provides tips on how to find a doctor that's right for you. Also suggests way to create a better relationship with your doctor. This article first appeared in A Friend Indeed, the newsletter for women in menopause and midlife.

Lesbians and healthcare

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003-2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the barriers that can prevent lesbians from accessing good healthcare. Offers questions to ask to determine if a healthcare professional will be able to offer you adequate care. Provides tips on looking for a doctor.

Make the most of your doctor

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Pamela Prentice
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Presents steps to make the most of your doctor's appointment.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00071447
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