Establishing Strong Provider-Patient Relationships Through a Screen

Academic Research International Trend

A survey shows that 51 percent of clinicians worldwide believe that telehealth will negatively impact their ability to demonstrate empathy with their patients. Clinicians have been trained to use their eyes, ears, and hands to examine a patient physically. And when all of that is taken away, a clinician may feel uncertain. On the other hand, patients tend to be more comfortable in their own homes and expend less time, energy, and money to attend a telehealth visit, and as a result, patients are more likely to be open and honest during an appointment.