How can Respectfulness in Medical Professionals be Increased? A Complex but Important Question.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620267
Title:
How can Respectfulness in Medical Professionals be Increased? A Complex but Important Question.
Authors:
Clucas, Claudine; St Claire, Lindsay
Abstract:
Respectfulness is demanded of doctors and predicts more positive patient health-related outcomes but research is scarce on ways to promote it. This study explores two ways to conceptualize unconditional respect from medical students, defined as respect paid to people on the basis of their humanity, in order to inform strategies to increase it. Unconditional respect conceptualized as an attitude suggests that unconditional respect and conditional respect are additive, whereas unconditional respect conceptualized as a personality trait suggests that people who are high on unconditional respect afford equal respect to all humans regardless of their merits. One-hundred and eighty one medical students completed an unconditional respect measure then read a description of a respect-worthy or a non-respect-worthy man and indicated their respect towards him. The study found a main effect for unconditional respect and a main effect for target respect-worthiness but no interaction between the two when respect paid to the target was assessed, supporting the attitude-based conceptualization. This suggests that unconditional respect can be increased through relevant interventions aimed at increasing the relative salience to doctors of the human worth of individuals. Interventions to increase unconditional respect are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; University of Bristol
Citation:
Clucas, C., & St Claire, L. (2016). How can respectfulness in medical professionals be increased? A complex but important question. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. DOI: 10.1007/s11673-016-9758-5
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Journal:
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Publication Date:
14-Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620267
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/journal/11673
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1176-7529
EISSN:
1872-4353
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorClucas, Claudineen
dc.contributor.authorSt Claire, Lindsayen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T09:51:36Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-28T09:51:36Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-14-
dc.identifier.citationClucas, C., & St Claire, L. (2016). How can respectfulness in medical professionals be increased? A complex but important question. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. DOI: 10.1007/s11673-016-9758-5en
dc.identifier.issn1176-7529-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620267-
dc.description.abstractRespectfulness is demanded of doctors and predicts more positive patient health-related outcomes but research is scarce on ways to promote it. This study explores two ways to conceptualize unconditional respect from medical students, defined as respect paid to people on the basis of their humanity, in order to inform strategies to increase it. Unconditional respect conceptualized as an attitude suggests that unconditional respect and conditional respect are additive, whereas unconditional respect conceptualized as a personality trait suggests that people who are high on unconditional respect afford equal respect to all humans regardless of their merits. One-hundred and eighty one medical students completed an unconditional respect measure then read a description of a respect-worthy or a non-respect-worthy man and indicated their respect towards him. The study found a main effect for unconditional respect and a main effect for target respect-worthiness but no interaction between the two when respect paid to the target was assessed, supporting the attitude-based conceptualization. This suggests that unconditional respect can be increased through relevant interventions aimed at increasing the relative salience to doctors of the human worth of individuals. Interventions to increase unconditional respect are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/journal/11673en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectUnconditional respecten
dc.subjectConditional respecten
dc.subjectMedical studentsen
dc.subjectAttitudeen
dc.subjectPersonality traiten
dc.subjectMedical professionalismen
dc.titleHow can Respectfulness in Medical Professionals be Increased? A Complex but Important Question.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1872-4353-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; University of Bristolen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Bioethical Inquiryen
dc.date.accepted2016-08-31-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-12-31-
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