ERIC Number: EJ812004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 14
An Analysis of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Using "Patch Adams"
Pettit, Michelle L.
Journal of School Health, v78 n4 p234-238 Apr 2008
Navigating the contemporary health care system represents an arduous challenge for consumers. In response to this challenge, health educators should prepare informed and skilled consumers to assume active roles in their health care. Through active participation in health care decisions, consumers can maximize the quality and duration of doctor-patient relationships. More importantly, consumers can develop lifelong commitments to their health. This article presents an activity with the purpose of acclimatizing students to the dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship through exposure to a film clip from "Patch Adams," a film that depicts a heartwarming doctor-patient relationship, and a series of instructional methods designed to promote responsible health care consumerism. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Teaching Methods, Medical Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Role Playing, Interviews
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