The physician-patient relationship has undergone
enormous changes over the last decade, highlighted by the
transition from physician-dominance to patient-centeredness.
Accompanied with this drastic shift in patients’ role comes
more responsibilities for us. Unfortunately, due to the rapidity
of this transformation and the lack of education regarding their
new responsibilities, it seems as if patients have been propelled
into this new role with little assistance and resources for their
success. By educating and making patients aware of these
responsibilities improvements in their health can be realized.