When a Doctor Becomes a Patient

When a Doctor Becomes a Patient

Doctors are perceived to be benevolent, knowledgeable and powerful in matters of life and death. However, a complex concept of reverse hierarchy and role disorientation can take place when a doctor becomes a patient. Because doctors dedicate much of their lives to ensuring the well-being of patients, they may have a skewed perception of their personal health risks and fail to acknowledge that they, too, can fall victim to illness.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2020