Volume 5, Issue 5 (26 2012)                   IJMEHM 2012, 5(5): 76-91 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; , dramirahmadsh@yahoo.com
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The most important element in physician-patient relationship is trust which has a major effect on treatment and satisfaction of both patient and physician. To be able to realize the trust between patients and physicians, at first we should find an appropriate definition of trust so in this article we study the criteria of trust and it's realization to be adapted between patient and physician.We reviewed the literatures investigating the perspective of scientists of sociology and ethics. Afterwards the issue was discussed in focus groups, and the contents were analyzed to reach to a proposed model including several criteria.We believe that trust has two sides, the trust (patients) and the trustee (physicians) and for trust fulfillment both sides should be involved. So some criteria are related to the individual patients, such as patient's needs and desire to trust. Some are related to patients and are considered as respect to patients, awareness of physicians characters, such as his/her knowledge and experiences of physician.The other two criteria are related to physician's characteristics, such as his/her commitment and appearance, and physician-patient relationship, such as communication skills of physician.
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Accepted: 2013/10/14 | Published: 2017/09/27

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