A Literature Review of Emotions in the Doctor-Patient Relationship.
A Literature Review of Emotions in the Doctor-Patient Relationship.
Document number : 117801
Created by: Tim Dewhurst, 2013-01-11
Last revised by: Tim Dewhurst, 2016-08-15 Verified: 2018-04-05
Document created in: James Cook University


1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

The Doctor-Patient Relationship is known to be an important factor in the provision of services in General Practice. This review explores what has been about written about this relationship and attempts to draw out the value of emotions in the psychotherapeutic process, to allow a more formal examination to be undertaken at a later date.


Ronny Gunnarsson
Professor , James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County Sweden


Dominique Hange (Andersson-Hange, Andersson)
Docent, Enheten för Allmänmedicin, Närhälsan Svenljunga vårdcentral, FoU-Centrum Borås
Description of the role in this project:
Participation in reading articles and making analyses

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Cairns West Medical Centre
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Landsting - Västra Götalandsregionen - Närhälsan - Övrigt
Statligt - Universitet - Göteborgs universitet - Sahlgrenska akademin - Institutionen för medicin workplace verified by Sahlgrenska Akademin on 2017-04-05

2. In depth information

Scientific title

A Systematic Literature Review of Emotions in the Psychotherapeutic Process of the Doctor-Patient Relationship for the General Practitioner.

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced


A Literature Review of Emotions in the Doctor-Patient Relationship., from James Cook University