Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 8th Edition

Health Professional and Patient Interaction

8th Edition

By Ruth B. Purtilo, PhD, FAPTA, Professor Emerita of Ethics, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; John Marsh Visiting Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Amy M. Haddad, PhD, RN, Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE and Regina Doherty, OTD, MS, OTR/L, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Department, Tufts University, Medford, MA; Senior Occupational Therapist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Part I: Creating a Context of Respect
1. Respect: The Difference it Makes                                               
2. Respect in the Organizational Settings of Health Care                 
3. Respect in a Diverse Society                                          
Part II: Respect for Yourself
4. Respect for Yourself during Your Student Years                                  
5. Respect for Yourself in Your Professional Capacity                                
Part III: Respect for the Patient?s Situation
6. Respect for Challenges Facing Patients                                                                            
7. Respect for the Patient?s Significant Relationships                      
Part IV: Respect through Communication
8. The Patient?s Story                                                                        
9. Respectful Communication in an Information Age                               
Part V: Components of Respectful Interaction
10. Professional Relatedness Built on Respect                                
11. Professional Boundaries Guided by Respect                                        
NEW! Part VI: Some Special Challenges                          
12. Respectful Interaction When the Patient is Dying  
13. Respectful Interaction in Difficult Situations    
Part VII: Respectful Interaction Across the Life Span
14. Respectful Interaction: Working with Newborns, Infants, Toddlers, or Preschoolers   
15. Respectful Interaction: Working with Children and Adolescents                                                                     
16. Respectful Interaction: Working with Adults            
17. Respectful Interaction: Working with Older Adults