Trust and distrust between patient and doctor

Katherine Jane Hawley

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To trust someone is to have expectations of their behaviour; distrust often involves disappointed expectations. But healthy trust and distrust require a good understanding of which expectations are reasonable, and which are not. In this paper I discuss the limits of trustworthiness by drawing upon recent studies of trust in the context of defensive medicine, biobanking, and CPR decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-801
JournalJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Issue number5
Early online date22 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


  • Biobanks
  • Trustworthiness
  • Trust
  • Distrust
  • Defensive medicine
  • CPR

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