Tag Archives: doctor-patient relationships

Brief encounters

Anthony Papagiannis Thessaloniki, Greece   Quicksilver in blue. Photo by Anthony Papagiannis. Doctor-patient relationships are as unique as the potential pairs of doctors and patients. At one end of the spectrum there is the one-time encounter, usually for some straightforward and self-limiting problem: the doctor may never see the patient again. At the other extreme, […]

Retirement reflections: from code to compassion with Chloe

Gregory W. Rutecki Cleveland, Ohio, USA   Daphnis & Chloe, by Henry Woods, R.A William May and Samuel Shem have described inadequacies of doctor-patient relationships that are characterized as code models.1,2┬áMay observed that these medical codes binding patients and their physicians together shape relationships similar to habits or rules, are aesthetic, and value style over […]