“Enough about Me, Let’s Get Back to You”: Physician Self-disclosure during Primary Care Encounters
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Self Disclosure; Physician-Patient Relations
Community Health | Other Medical Specialties | Preventive Medicine
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
Family Medicine and Community Health Publications and Presentations
Morse, Diane S.; McDaniel, Susan H.; Candib, Lucy M.; and Beach, Mary Catherine, "“Enough about Me, Let’s Get Back to You”: Physician Self-disclosure during Primary Care Encounters" (2008). Family Medicine and Community Health Publications and Presentations. 79.