De persoonlijkheid van de dokter

Translated title of the contribution: The physician's personality; paramount for success in therapy

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Physician-specific traits such as empathy, trust and personality play a pivotal role in the outcome of treatments. These traits may also have an impact on medicalization; however, little is known about this subject. A physician's personality has an impact on his or her general outlook on life and how s/he acts as a doctor; this may result in errors of judgement and bias. This risk of errors of judgement and bias can potentially have a significant impact on patient-physician contacts and treatment choices. In this article, I describe possible negative consequences of pathological personality traits on treatments and I cover certain errors of judgement and sources of bias that can have an impact on medicalization.

Translated title of the contributionThe physician's personality; paramount for success in therapy
Original languageDutch
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2018

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