|dc.description.abstract||It is important to build a good physician-patient relationship which can benefit patients to achieve optimal treatment, reduce medical disputes, etc, and then enhance the quality of medical care. However, in recent years, medical dispute cases grow rapidly. It reveals that physician-patient relationship is currently deteriorating, hence lead to many problems, such as the misunderstanding between the physician and the patient, a tense relationship, and the patient’’s recovery process is thus affected.
A good physician-patient relationship is based on mutual trust. When the patient trusts his physician that means he thinks the physician will take his health as a duty and provide optimal treatment. Likewise, if the physician feels that the patient trusts him, he will be more enthusiastic to enhance patient’’s well-being. However, the patient becomes vulnerable due to his illness; he needs the physician’s help to recover and eliminate anxiety about his own illness. Unavoidably, the physician-patient relationship is unequal, so the patient is more vulnerable to being harmed. When harmed is done, it will result in an aloof and mutually mistrustful physician -patient relationship.
In this thesis, I show how to prevent the physician-patient relationship from becoming worse, as well as how to achieve mutual trust under the unequal condition. According to caring relationship of care ethics, the one-caring must actively accept the caring-for. It also requires the response from caring-for as a free agent. By this interactive relation, we could improve the problems that derived from the unequal relationship, and close the gap between the physician and the patient so as to achieve the mutual trust relationship eventually.