Patient Focused Medicine: A Clinician’s Guide to Thinking Like a Patient
From the pre-conference day at SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2018, held June 27 – July 1, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
Topic: Patient Focused Medicine: A Clinician’s Guide to Thinking Like a Patient
Faculty: Alan Rockoff, MD
1. What is the role of professional? To whom is the professional primarily responsible?
2. When a professional offers an expert opinion, does the patient have to agree? What if the patient doesn’t?
3. How does a medical professional know whether a treatment is working? How does the patient know whether a treatment is working? What if the patient and the professional disagree?
4. Besides the medical professional the patient is consulting, what other experts are being consulted? What if the other experts disagree with the medical professional?