Vol - 28, Issue - 03
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-02-03-2021-775
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Abstract : Trust in medical personnel is a fundamental element of the successful therapeutic process. It influences the perception of the patient of his own disease, its understanding and acceptance. It is recognized that trust in the doctor-patient relationship should be deserved, critical and conditional, as it is the basis for maintaining an appropriate relationship between the two parties. The aim of the study was to examine the level of trust in medical personnel among chronically ill people living in Poland. The study involved 303 people aged over 60 years hospitalized in departments of hospitals in Lublin. The study was conducted from June 2018 to January 2019. The diagnostic survey method was used in the study, the research tools were: Trust in Physician scale by L.A. Anderson and R.F. Dedrick and a self-authorship questionnaire. The research technique to collect research material was direct questionnaire. The research shows that the respondents trust their doctor. The respondents showed the greatest trust in terms of communication trust. A significant part of the respondents trusts the decisions and opinions of their doctor and trust the doctor in the treatment of their diseases. Trust in medical staff significantly correlates with the self-assessment of the health condition of respondents in relation to the dimension of psychosocial trust, the trust of examined person using the Trust in Physician scale by L.A. Anderson and R.F. Dedrick and the dimension defined as communication distance: p - 0.04. Adequate trust in medical personnel among chronically ill people is extremely important. The results of our own research show that the respondents trust the doctors to some extent - they paid the greatest attention to the communicative dimension of trust. The most important issues among the respondents were: way of expression, openness and general communication skills of the doctor, which may create the feeling of trust in him in the mind of the patient.

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