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BPS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 1993
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-90

Doctor-Patient Relationship in Psychiatry


Consultant Psychiatrist, Bhatia Hospital, 31, Kala Bhavan, 5th Floor, Mathew Road, Opera House, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Paresh D Lakdawala
801, 8th Floor, Crescent Heights, Forjet Street, Opp Bhatia Hospital, Tardeo, Mumbai - 400 036, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1229.153308

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The paper discusses the issue of doctor-patient relationship in view of a changing world with special emphasis on mental health professionals. It takes into account transference and counter-transference issues in doctor-patient relationships. It deals with issues pertaining to consent and liabilities, confidentiality and patient protection. Role of a psychiatrist as a leader in the art of communication is touched upon. In the end issues about professional fees and ethics too is dealt with.


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