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Understanding the doctor 

Understanding the doctor
Understanding the doctor

David Pendleton

, Theo Schofield

, Peter Tate

, and Peter Havelock

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date: 22 October 2019

Chapter 5 tries to piece together the doctor’s cycle, and seeks to understand the doctor: what motivates or demotivates, and what maintains or changes a doctor’s consulting style. This gives some clues as to how most doctors may be effectively trained and further developed. It also identifies issues that need further research, and draws on research evidence where it exists, and on the authors’ collective experience of medical care where the research is thin or absent.

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