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A Cross-Sectional Study of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Among Women in California
by Jackson, Gabrielle Lorraine, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 57; 13811719
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
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
Publication Number: 13811719
ISBN: 9781085567329
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