This lecture can be applied toward the 8 C.E. credits required for the NCMIC 5% discount.
Embedded within the art of Chiropractic, in addition to analysis, diagnosis, technique and treatment, is the art of doctoring. Central to this uniquely human experience is the doctor-patient relationship. The application of the generally recognized elements of a good doctor-patient relationship (e.g., clinical competency, empathy, trust, truthfulness, helpfulness, autonomy, professional boundaries and communication) can lead to improved patient outcomes and quality health care. This lecture will focus on all elements of the doctor-patient encounter with an emphasis on the impact ethical principles have on therapeutic patient communication.