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Reflection Over Doctor Patient Relationship: A Promise of Trust

S Prasad, C Dhingra, R Anand

Citation Information : Prasad S, Dhingra C, Anand R. Reflection Over Doctor Patient Relationship: A Promise of Trust. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (2):104-108.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-2-104

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


The doctor patient relationship is of primary importance in the overall health care delivery model. It is a unique relationship which depends on trust and confidence between the parties for the provision of care. Establishing a doctor/patient relationship may take place formally in the office setting or informally, such as by giving verbal advice in a social setting. Doctors enter into a doctor-patient relationship with a commitment to provide their patients with quality service. Patients are entitled to be treated with respect and without discrimination during all stages of the doctor patient relationship, even if the relationship faces termination. However, when circumstances affect the doctors ability to achieve this, the doctors may decide to end the doctors patient relationship.

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