Current issues in the physician-patient relationship Journal Article uri icon


  • This review is one of a series of articles reflecting the sections of the Code of Ethics of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. The physician-patient relationship has been subjected to numerous stressors over the past several decades. This report reviews historical elements of the relationship and discusses current issues related to it: asymmetry, challenges to the physician, and interpersonal, systemic, and societal challenges.

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  • 2010