Author: Martin Fischer & Gill Ereaut, commissioned by The Health Foundation
Resource Type: Discussion paper
Categories: Coproduction, Shared decision making
Publishing body: Professional body
This discussion paper by Martin Fischer and Gill Ereaut, was commissioned by the Health Foundation, to explore the complex issues around the clinician–patient interaction – and suggest ways that it could be improved.
The report offers a powerful analysis of the current relationship – from recognition of the mutual fears that drive doctors and patients, to the invisible structures that are natural to the doctor but hidden from the patient – and describes a more nuanced model for the consultation.