Resources: Physician-Patient Relationship
A list of key cases that have helped define the physician-patient relationship generally, as well as some key exceptions to the general rule.
This site includes information about physician duties to their patients and how those duties can be incurred and discharged.
A basic primer on the doctor-patient relationship, including creation, duties, and termination.
This article outlines issues in the evolving doctor-patient relationship with respect to clinical care, clinical research, and populations and health care systems.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures
A non-fiction narrative about a young Hmong girl suffering from epilepsy; a moving story that highlights the pitfalls of the current medical system, including the lack of communication between physicians and patients, medical misunderstandings, and cultural clashes.