Diagnosis: Telling and Hearing
This book chapter was originally published as:
Gordon, J. (2010). Diagnosis: Telling and hearing. In R. Ahlzen, M. Evans, P. Louhiala, & R. Puustinen (Eds.), Medical humanities companion Vol. 2 Diagnosis (pp. 28-46). Oxford, England: Radcliffe Publishing.
This chapter argues that the end of diagnosis is not merely epistemic - what the physician has to know to institute the most appropriate treatment- nor is it always immediately directed to interventions and treatments to alleviate pain, suffering and, perhaps, to forestall death, but often, and more importantly, aims at the establishment of a trust relationship between patient and physician, which is critical to establishing the limits of the diagnostic process.
Gordon, Jill, "Diagnosis: Telling and Hearing" (2010). Nursing and Health Book Chapters. 8.
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