#HCLDR Chat – April 30 2013 – Trust


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TrustIn this era of reality TV, blogs, websites and social media trust has never been harder to establish and has never been easier to lose. All of us have had to learn new ways of building trust through online means. We’re getting used to creating relationships with people who we may never meet. We have Tweet-peeps (aka followers) and Facebook friends that we have never met in-real-life (IRL) or who haven’t seen in years. In our personal and professional lives we have adapted our ways of building and establish trust.

In healthcare, trust is paramount. Without trust, nothing happens. Patients trust the advice and knowledge of their doctors (and other caregivers). Doctors in turn trust their patients to be honest about their symptoms and trust them to adhere to the treatment/medications prescribed. The entire healthcare system functions on the basis of trust.

This week on #HCLDR we are going to…

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