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Axia College Material Appendix F Patient and Caregiver Roles Matrix Patients and caregivers may conform to a specific role during a health care visit. This usually happens because of cultural background or the upbringing of either the patient or the caregiver. This assignment will help you understand the most common roles and how they can affect health communication and patient compliance. List at least two pros and two cons for each of the given patient and caregiver roles by filling in the appropriate spaces in the matrix below. Patient & Caregiver Roles PROS CONS Mechanics and machines One advantage of the mechanic/scientist role is that it reduces the emotional drain on caregivers. Physicians run all necessary tests to make sure that the patient’s body is performing properly, like a mechanic would a machine. This perspective does not encourage emotional communication between patients and caregivers. When caregivers take on a
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