The Moment of Truth: An Analysis of the Physician/Client Interaction and Interpretation of Test Results

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110193
Title:
The Moment of Truth: An Analysis of the Physician/Client Interaction and Interpretation of Test Results
Author:
Tillquist, Christopher R.
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist #13: pp. 5-19, ©1998 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110193
Abstract:
The relationships between health, the scientific approach in medicine and concepts of epidemiology underlie theoretical and cultural attitudes of the nature of behavior and health risks. Medical tests that diagnose risk factors are thought to be predictive of disease. Physicians employ these tests to more accurately assess the health of their patients and convince their charges to change their behaviors. Communication of newly described risk factors is challenging for both physicians and patients as each party negotiates modifications of behavior and perceptions of reality.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
risk; health belief; diagnostic test
ISSN:
1062-1601

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTillquist, Christopher R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-24T00:49:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-24T00:49:16Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist #13: pp. 5-19, ©1998 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/110193-
dc.description.abstractThe relationships between health, the scientific approach in medicine and concepts of epidemiology underlie theoretical and cultural attitudes of the nature of behavior and health risks. Medical tests that diagnose risk factors are thought to be predictive of disease. Physicians employ these tests to more accurately assess the health of their patients and convince their charges to change their behaviors. Communication of newly described risk factors is challenging for both physicians and patients as each party negotiates modifications of behavior and perceptions of reality.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectrisken_US
dc.subjecthealth beliefen_US
dc.subjectdiagnostic testen_US
dc.titleThe Moment of Truth: An Analysis of the Physician/Client Interaction and Interpretation of Test Resultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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