Title : Developing a Context- Sensitive Patient-Physician Relationship Model for Health Care in Bangladesh

Authors : Md. Munir Hossain Talukder

Abstract : Bangladesh has a complex scenario of patient- physician relationships and there is no single established model. Several points have indicated that it is necessary to develop a new model. A framework of ideal patient-physician relationships for Bangladesh which is context-sensitive has been explored in this paper. It argues that an ideal model should not just be based on some moral jargon but rather it should also consider the context seriously. A balance between ideal and reality is vital. So, illiteracy, scarcity and cultural differences are morally relevant and not only practically relevant. The paper concludes that care ethics will provide the moral basis of the proposed ideal patient- physician relationship model since people in Bangladesh, who are embedded with emotions, perceive autonomy as relational rather than individual.

Journal : Eubois Journal of Asian and International Bioethics Volume : 26 Year : 2016 Issue : 3
Pages : 95-101 City : Edition : Editors :
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