A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment. The person is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician or other medical professional. "Discuss the patients experience of being a patient".
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1. A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment. The person is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician or other medical professional. "Discuss the patients experience of being a patient".
Notice that the description of a patient from the medical profession perspective is objective. It describes the patient in terms of the medical care and injury. In fact, many patients have explained how they feel that they are just a number, just an injury, and not a person when they here medical staff discussing them in terms of medical attention required and/or type of injury.
For the patient, however, it is a very subjective experience. Although doctor skills are important for the patient, so is trust and whether or not they feel connected to the doctor and/or other health professionals. In fact, they often describe there level of care in terms of subjective terms, such as the nurse/doctor was caring and kind or the nurse/doctor was controlling and mean. Less seldom do you hear the patient discuss the injury itself, although for certain aspects of care, such as surgery, etc. doctor skills are also important for best treatment option. However, the patient's subjective experience ...
Discusses the patient's experience of being a patient. Supplemented with an article discussing the doctor-patient relationship.