The Patient's BrainThe neuroscience behind the doctor-patient relationship

The Patient's BrainThe neuroscience behind the doctor-patient relationship

Fabrizio Benedetti

Print publication date: Oct 2010

ISBN: 9780199579518

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The Patient’s Brain describes and explains recent advances within neuroscience that enable us to describe and discuss the biological mechanisms that underlie the doctor-patient relationship, how this new scientific knowledge can be put to great practical use, and the doctor-patient relationship can be subdivided into at least four steps: feeling sick, seeking relief, meeting the therapist, and receiving therapy.