HcL Unit 3.docx - The three key power relationships within healthcare settings are physician-patient physician-nurse and physician-administrator(Burns

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The three key power relationships within healthcare settings are physician-patient, physician-nurse, and physician-administrator (Burns, Bradley & Weiner, 2011). The physician- patient relationship is the most important. Patients depend on the physicians to give the correct health information, appoint the right procedures, to prescribe the right medications, and to bill them correctly for each. This relationship keeps conflict down because patients usually trust what the doctors say and may not ask questions. Power struggles may happen when physicians do not trust what patients are telling them or when a patient feels like they know more than the physician. In the physician-nurse power relationship, the physician is very dependent on the nurse to do their jobs right. This causes power struggles because nurses can be underpaid and under-qualified. Finally, the physician-administrator power relationship, is a relationship filled with power struggles as both parties fight to take charge. It is not always clear who takes charge
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