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The role of doctor-patient relationship in glaucoma
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

The role of doctor-patient relationship in glaucoma


9th Global Ophthalmology Summit

March 15-16, 2017 London, UK

Michele Vertugno

University of Bari, Italy

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

The doctorâ??patient relationship has been and remains a keystone of care: the medium in which data are gathered, diagnoses and plans are made, compliance is accomplished, and healing, patient activation, and support are provided. To managed care organizations, its importance rests also on market savvy: satisfaction with the doctorâ??patient relationship is a critical factor in people's decisions to join and stay with a specific organization. The doctorâ??patient relationship is critical for chronical patients as they experience a heightened reliance on the physician's competence, skills, and good will. The relationship need not involve a difference in power but usually does, especially to the degree the patient is vulnerable or the physician is autocratic. Thus, providing health care, and being a doctor, is a moral enterprise. An incompetent doctor is judged not merely to be a poor business person, but also morally blameworthy, as having not lived up to the expectations of patients, and having violated the trust that is an essential and moral feature of the doctorâ??patient relationship. Authors will present some type of glaucomatous patients (suspect, early, in progression and end-stage) and the related approaches to each of them.

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