The Therapeutic Relationship Between Patient And Health Provider

834 WordsApr 15, 20164 Pages
Not only the interventions but also the contextual factors influence treatment outcome (Benedetti, 2013). In those contextual factors the relationship between clinicians and their patients is of central importance and it traditionally has been viewed as a key determinant of treatment outcome (Hall et al 2012). According to von Raffler-Engel, (1989) both physiologically and psychologically the therapeutic relationship took place in a particular socio cultural context. So naturally the therapeutic interactions could be influenced by the socio-cultural context in which they took place. Therefore, an investigation about intangible socio-cultural factors that associate with patient therapist relationship is a relevant topic. Abundant research has been conducted regarding the impact of the therapeutic relationship between patient and health provider, especially in the field of general medicine and psychology on treatment outcome (Garren and Crepeau 2011). However, only limited number of studies explore the importance of socio cultural factors in therapeutic relationship (Kidd et al 2011). All those study were conducted in the clinical and socio-cultural context of developed countries (Hall et al 2010). However, in the field of rehabilitation especially in the health care settings of developing countries like India the concept of the therapeutic relationship and the importance of socio cultural factors on therapeutic relationship has not been explored yet, (Kidd et al 2011).
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