Posted On 11 Feb 2019
An article publised in JAMA (January 24, 2019) treats a medical worldwide issue that need for atention. It afirms, Trust matters in health care. It makes patients feel less vulnerable, clinicians feel more effective, and reduces the imbalances of information by improving the flow of information. Trust is so fundamental to the patient-physician relationship that it is easy to assume it exists. But because of changes in health care and society at large, trust is increasingly understood to be at risk and in need of attention.
From a bioethics point of view, health care organization and the doctor-patient relationship deserves our serious attention and protection during these dangerous times when the emergence of computer science and AI in medicine, the urgent need for organs for transplantation, new advances in genetic diagnoses, increasing cell and gene therapy trials, etc. create new kinds of doctor-patient relationships and behaviours.