Faculty Advisor

Trimbur, John

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to examine how professional communication between physicians and patients takes place during the medical encounter. This research examines the history of medicine; specifically how scientific discoveries have lead to changes in the doctor/patient relationship. Different theoretical models of communication between patients and physicians are examined and some barriers that prevent good communication are introduced. An original model for patient/doctor communication and some possible solutions to these issues are offered.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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