Examining Trust in Healthcare: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

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On the part of the patient, healthcare demands unconditional trust inthe professional. But what is the nature of this trust, and to what extentis it justified? How significant is the fallout when it is abused?Incorporating sociological, psychological and philosophical approaches,this book examines notions of trust in the self, others and systems inthe field of healthcare. The text explores:? rational and emotional aspects of trust? power balances between the patient and healthcare professional? historical crises of trust in ...

Examining Trust in Healthcare: A Multidisciplinary Perspective 2010, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780230537910

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