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Doctor, patient and computer - a framework for the new consultation

Pearce, Christopher; Dwan, Kathryn; Arnold, Michael; Phillips, Christine; Trumble, Stephen


Purpose: The use of a computer during general/family practice consultations is on the rise across the world, yet little is known about the effect the use of a computer may have on the all important physician-patient relationship. This paper provides a framework for further analysis of computers influence on physician-patient interactions during general practice consultations. Methods: This is an observational qualitative study informed by hermeneutics and the phenomenological tradition of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Medical Informatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.07.002


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