Physician behavioral adaptability: A model to outstrip a "one size fits all" approach

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serval:BIB_DC8888A58BDE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Physician behavioral adaptability: A model to outstrip a "one size fits all" approach
Journal
Patient Education and Counseling
Author(s)
Carrard V., Schmid Mast M.
ISSN
0738-3991
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
98
Number
10
Pages
1243-1247
Language
english
Abstract
Objective: Based on a literature review, we propose a model of physician behavioral adaptability (PBA) with the goal of inspiring new research. PBA means that the physician adapts his or her behavior according to patients' different preferences. The PBA model shows how physicians infer patients' preferences and adapt their interaction behavior from one patient to the other. We claim that patients will benefit from better outcomes if their physicians show behavioral adaptability rather than a "one size fits all" approach.
Method: This literature review is based on a literature search of the PsycINFO1 and MEDLINE1 databases.
Results: The literature review and first results stemming from the authors' research support the validity and viability of parts of the PBA model. There is evidence suggesting that physicians are able to show behavioral flexibility when interacting with their different patients, that a match between patients' preferences and physician behavior is related to better consultation outcomes, and that physician behavioral adaptability is related to better consultation outcomes.
Practice implications: Training of physicians' behavioral flexibility and their ability to infer patients' preferences can facilitate physician behavioral adaptability and positive patient outcomes.
Keywords
Physician-patient communication, Patient-centeredness, Physician behavioral adaptability, Patient's preferences
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