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ART AND MEDICINE
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 9 Table of Contents     

A Question of Trust


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Date of Web Publication22-Jun-2010

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Rachel Hajar
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How to cite this article:
Hajar R. A Question of Trust. Heart Views 2003;4:9

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Hajar R. A Question of Trust. Heart Views [serial online] 2003 [cited 2022 Jan 24];4:9. Available from: https://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2003/4/3/9/64448

The painting is heartwarming, delightful . . . and nostalgic. The family doctor attempts to win the trust of the little girl by pretending to examine her doll. The expression on the doctor's face is very convincing, though the little girl still seems apprehensive. The painting clearly illustrates that the doctor is a kind, much-loved and respected family doctor.

Trust in medicine contributes to effective communication, cooperation in treatment, and ability to cope with uncertainties. Even in today's highly complex medical culture of technologically invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, trustworthiness remains the central virtue of physicians and trust remains a central concern in the practice of medicine.




 

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