Author: Martin Fischer & Gill Ereaut, commissioned by The Health Foundation

Resource Type: Discussion paper

Categories: Coproduction, Shared decision making

Publishing body: Professional body

This discussion paper by Martin Fischer and Gill Ereaut, was commissioned by the Health Foundation, to explore the complex issues around the clinician–patient interaction – and suggest ways that it could be improved.

The report offers a powerful analysis of the current relationship – from recognition of the mutual fears that drive doctors and patients, to the invisible structures that are natural to the doctor but hidden from the patient – and describes a more nuanced model for the consultation.

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