Title

“Enough about Me, Let’s Get Back to You”: Physician Self-disclosure during Primary Care Encounters

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Date

12-2-2008

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Self Disclosure; Physician-Patient Relations

Disciplines

Community Health | Other Medical Specialties | Preventive Medicine

Abstract

Although the medical profession frowns on physicians who tell patients about their own health problems (self-disclosure), the practice is probably common. The authors use simulated dialogue and draw on theory and evidence to discuss the effectiveness of physician self-disclosure and offer recommendations for improving or replacing self-disclosure.

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Citation: Ann Intern Med. 2008;149:835-7. Link to article on publisher's website