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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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SANCHEZ ARRASTIA, Dagmara  and  CONTRERAS OLIVE, Yanetsi. Physician-patient relationship and its significance in medical practice. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2014, vol.43, n.4, pp.528-533. ISSN 0138-6557.

Medical practice combines science and technology with the implementation of knowledge and values. Such combination deals with the physician-patient interaction, a required element that enables the physician to intervene in the patient´s needs through his/her actions. This paper made an assessment that included the analysis of the physician/patient relationship, the medical practice, the iatrogenia and the medical ethics, in order to set the relationship among these categories. The medical interview is the key tool for a reliable anamnesis and for establishing sound, durable and productive physician-patient relationship; it is also the fundamental and determining scenario for adequate or inadequate expression of the rest of the elements defining the medical assistance practice.

Keywords : physician-patient relationship; medical assistance; medical ethics; iatrogenia.

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