Family, Patient, Both
When family members become patients, physicians can find themselves in uncertain territory.
How do you navigate the doctor-patient dynamic when the relationship extends beyond the clinic? In June’s #JACR tweet chat, physicians discussed the pros, cons, and gray areas associated with providing medical care to family members. Participants shared their experiences and resources on the topic. We’ve gathered the top resources from the tweet chat below.
A Doctor’s Dilemma: Treating Family Members as Patients
When Physicians Intervene in Their Relative's Health Care
Family Physicians’ Personal Experiences of Their Fathers’ Health Care
PAs Commonly Provide Health Care to Family Members
Do PAs Intervene in Their Family’s Health Matters in the Same Ways as Physicians?
Why Do Physicians Treat Their Relatives? Exploring the Influence of Social Psychology
AMA Opinion 8.19 – Self-Treatment or Treatment of Immediate Family Members
The Limits of Treating Loved Ones
Role Conflicts of Physicians and Their Family Members: Rules But No Rulebook
AMA Attacks Physicians Caring for Their Families
Physician Treatment of Self, Family Members, or Others Close to Them
Ethical Issues in Treating Self and Family Members
Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions
Why Doctors Die Differently
Doctors Die Differently Than Their Patients
How Doctors Die: Showing Others the Way
Frontline: Being Mortal
Most Physicians would Forgo Aggressive Treatment for Themselves at End of Life
Why Doctors Shouldn't Treat Their Family and Friends
UK: Treating Family Members
Treating Family Members Carries Risks
Argument Against HCPs Treating Family Should Lead Us to Take Seriously Caregiving Burdens We Place on Family
Why Doctors Shouldn't Treat Family Members
ACP Internist: Should Doctors Treat Their Relatives?
Treating Self, Family Members, and Those with Whom You Have a Non-professional Relationship
When Physicians Treat Members of Their Own Families