The purpose of this study was to examine different determinants that affect the doctor- patient relationship among women in California. This study examined the following variables: age, ethnicity, language spoken at home, language proficiency, education, income, and health conditions (e.g. diabetes, hypertension and perceived overall health) and how they affect the doctor-patient relationship. There was significant association found between all the determinants and the doctor-patient relationship except for diabetes and hypertension. The results from this study challenge healthcare professionals and clinicians to look more in-depth at why certain groups of individuals (i.e. age, race, income, education, etc.) experience more negative interactions within the doctor-patient relationship and how this ultimately affects their health outcomes.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Health care management, Medical Ethics, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Doctor-patient relationships, Patient welfare, Consent, Trust, Healthcare providers|
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