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Do emergency physicians trust their patients?

Abstract : The primary focus of research on the physician-patient relationship has been on patients' trust in their physicians. In this study, we explored physicians' trust in their patients. We held semi-structured interviews with expert emergency physicians concerning a patient they had just been managing. The physicians had been equipped with a head-mounted micro camera to film the encounter from an ``own point of view perspective''. The footage was used to stimulate recall during the interviews. Several participants made judgments on the reliability of their patients' accounts from the very beginning of the encounter. If accounts were not deemed reliable, participants implemented a variety of specific strategies in pursuing their history taking, i.e. checking for consistency by asking the same question at several points in the interview, cross-referencing information, questioning third-parties, examining the patient record, and systematically collecting data held to be objective. Our study raises the question of the influence of labeling patients as ``reliable'' or ``unreliable'' on their subsequent treatment in the emergency department. Further work is necessary to examine the accuracy of these judgments, the underlying cognitive processes (i.e. analytic versus intuitive) and their influence on decision-making.
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Thierry Pelaccia, Jacques Tardif, Emmanuel Triby, Christine Ammirati, Catherine Bertrand, et al.. Do emergency physicians trust their patients?. Internal and Emergency Medicine, Springer, 2016, 11 (4), pp.603-608. ⟨10.1007/s11739-016-1410-1⟩. ⟨hal-03601260⟩



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