Advisor

Milton Bennett

Date of Award

1984

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (76 p.)

Subjects

Patient satisfaction, Physician and patient, Communication in medicine

DOI

10.15760/etd.3286

Abstract

Patient dissatisfaction with the physician/patient relationship and medical care is well documented in both the lay press and the medical literature. This problem appears to stem from communication between physician and patient and is drawing increased attention from the communication discipline. Research conducted in interpersonal communication satisfaction theory provides a basis for this study of patient satisfaction with physician/patient communication and its relationship to the perceived quality of medical care.

This paper reports two sets of interviews with a total of 108 respondents on the topic of physician/patient communication which resulted in the identification of nine salient issues which appeared to contribute strongly to patient communication satisfaction. These issues are explained in terms of three areas of communication theory: control, empathy and confirmation.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18817

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