Being trustworthy in today's medical world
Potter, Nancy Nyquist
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Is there still a place for trust in today's health care practices? Is it even possible to make time for trusting relations? The short answer is, yes -- depending on how we think about issues of trust. The framework for arguing that trust is still an inviolable quality in health care is that of trust and trustworthiness as virtues. Despite time pressures and the dominance of technologies, being trustworthy is part of professional ethical practices. We will talk about what trust is, when and why there are reasons to care about being trustworthy, and consider what should be done when trust goes wrong. Cases for discussion will be presented.