Personal Disclosures May Harm Doctor-Patient Relationships

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

New research by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is suggesting that personal disclosures by physicians are not beneficial to the doctor-patient relationship, and may actually hinder the flow and the efficacy of the visit. This data may come as a surprise to those of us who have been reassured by a physician’s anecdote or who have become more comfortable with our doctors through friendly conversation.

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