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How Navigating Uncertainty Motivates Trust in Medicine

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2017
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Title
How Navigating Uncertainty Motivates Trust in Medicine
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.4.mhst1-1704
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Abstract

Three significant factors in the shaping of modern medicine contribute to broad perceptions about trust in the patient-physician relationship: moral, professional, and epidemiological uncertainty. Trusting a physician depends first on trusting a person, then trusting a person's skills and training, and finally trusting the science that underwrites those skills. This essay, in part based on my book, Trusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine (Princeton University Press, 2008), will address the forms of uncertainty that contribute to the nature of difficult encounters in the patient-physician relationship.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Student > Master 2 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 13%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Other 3 20%
Unknown 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 20%
Social Sciences 3 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 13%
Computer Science 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 3 20%