Patient Provider Slides [040610]

Patient Provider Slides [040610] - HealthPsychology465

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Health Psychology 465 Instructor: Dr. Dawn Wilson Chapter Nine: Patient-Provider Relations
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Placebo as Healer: What is a placebo? Any medical procedure that produces an effect  because of its therapeutic intent  And NOT because of its specific nature, whether  chemical or physical. Placebo, from the Latin, means, “I will please” Any medical procedure, from drugs to surgery to  psychotherapy, can have a placebo effect
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Placebo as Healer: Provider Behavior Stronger placebo effects occur when  providers Exude warmth, confidence, empathy Radiate competence Provide reassurance Take time with patients  Even effective drugs lose effectiveness  when providers express doubts in them
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Placebo as Healer: Patient Characteristics People who show stronger placebo effects  Have a high need for approval Have low self esteem Are externally-oriented toward the environment Are anxious There are no differences in regard to sex,  age, hypochondriasis, dependency or  general neuroticism
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Placebo as Healer: Patient-Provider Communication For a patient to show a placebo  response Patients must understand what the  treatment is supposed to do Patients must understand what they need  to do When the patients and providers have  effective communication, then the  placebo effect is stronger
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Placebo as Healer: Situational Determinants Medical formality strengthens the  placebo effect Medications, machines, uniforms Shape, size, color, taste and quantity The more a drug seems like medicine, the  more effective it will be Foul-tasting, peculiar-looking pills in  precise dosages are more effective
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Patient-Provider Communication: Judging  Quality of Care People judge adequacy of care by criteria 
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 465 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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Patient Provider Slides [040610] - HealthPsychology465

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