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The difficulties of becoming an E- patient from Google ? patient. A qualitative research in Hungary

Éva Málovics ()
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Éva Málovics: University of Szeged

No 7809628, Proceedings of International Academic Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: Information technology is changing rapidly worldwide and so the communication. According to the literature the digital revolution will have a huge impact on how physicians interact with patients. The internet has become a powerful healthcare tool for a lot of people. As a result of these changes e-patient movement has evolved. These changes will have an important affect on the doctor ? patient communication and the direction of these relationship became a fundamental question. According to the literature the paternalist physician - patient communication should be replaced by a common decision however, this process requires significant change of attitude from both the patient and the physician.We made in-depth interviews with five patients with serious illness and with five doctors. We used the grounded theory method for analyzing data about the doctor ? patient communication. From the results we can see, that there are many appearances of needs to becomes from google patient to e-patient but the habitual barriers of paternalistic doctor-patient communication overwrite this efforts.

Keywords: E-patient; paternalistic communication; shared decisionmaking (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 1 page
Date: 2018-07
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Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 38th International Academic Conference, Prague, Jul 2018, pages 157-157

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