The Benefits of Self-Empowerment and of a Good Relationship between Patient and Physician
TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DOCTOR AND PATIENT
A lot has been written about placebo. Our expectations shape to a great deal the way we experience surgery. Science has proven that placebo works in that way. Since the 50s there have been experiments which have shown that patients experienced improvement after sham surgery almost as much as after real arthroscopy. The benefits lasted for years. Obviously the attitude matters for success.
In a caring environment which allows for a thorough examination of the planned procedure Self empowerment will occur. A good relationship between patient and physician helps to facilitate success. Authentic caring provides the corner stone of this relationship. We believe that Healing occurs in the patient.