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|Title: ||Trust, trustworthiness and health|
|Authors: ||Dawson, Angus|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||Forum for Medical Ethics Society|
|Citation: ||Dawson, A. (2015). Trust, trustworthiness and health. Editorial. Indian journal of medical ethics, 12(3).|
|Abstract: ||Trust is an essential component of good healthcare. If patients trust their physicians, then the relationship between them can be a richer and more meaningful one. The patient is more likely to feel confident and able to disclose symptoms, helping diagnosis and future care. If public health and community workers are trusted, not only is it likely that their work will be easier, in that their actions will be respected and accepted, but their advice will also be sought spontaneously. Trust, can, therefore, be thought of as something that is of benefit to all: healthcare workers, individuals and communities. Trust is, generally, something to be prized and we need to do anything we can to strengthen it.
However, trust can also be misplaced (1) Individuals may be trusted because of their social position and role, rather than because they necessarily deserve it.|
|Type of Work: ||Article, Letter|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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