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Cultural aspects in the treatment of patients with skin disease.

Authors
  • Moy, Janet A1
  • McKinley-Grant, Lynn
  • Sanchez, Miguel R
  • 1 Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, 560 First Avenue, Office H-100, New York, NY 10016, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dermatologic Clinics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2003
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
733–742
Identifiers
PMID: 14717414
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

As the cultural distance between patient and physician widens, so does miscommunication. Negotiation between the belief systems of the physician and the patient may create a therapeutic environment of mutual trust and respect that increases the possibility of successful clinical outcomes.

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