EALTH CARE/ Patient s Impact on Decision Making

Read the attached case study entitled Lung Cancer”.
Assess the quality of this relationship between the patient and his physician along each of the following 5 dimensions.
1. Ongoing supportive relationship
2. opportunity to share life problems
3. physician as a source of objective information & counseling
4. physician activities having intrinsic psychotherapeutic effects
5. transference  re-experience of feelings, attitudes & expectations (hopefully positive) from physician to patient.
For each dimension provide specific examples to support your position.
Taking into consideration each dimension and based on your assessment, provide an overall evaluation of the nature and quality of this physician-patient relationship.