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How does Doctor-Patient Communication Differ Based on the Gender of Doctor and the Gender of Patient? An Analysis of Entertainment-Education Based Network Medical Drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Unformatted Document Text:  Doctor-Patient Communication in Grey’s Anatomy 14 Table 1: Reliability Coefficient (Scott's Pi): Variables Scott’s Pi Does the doctor ask questions about illness/health problems? 65.91% Does the doctor ask questions about family members? 93.01% Does the doctor ask Info from family members? 76.00% Does the doctor ask open-ended questions? 85.69% Does the doctor ask closed-ended questions? 81.37% Does patient ask doctor about medical/therapeutic related questions? 86.67% Does the patient ask doctor about psychological information? 42.31% Do the patient's family members ask questions/get info from doctor? 100.00% Does the patient ask doctor to clarify any instruction? 73.21% Doctor engages in communication about personal life 100.00% Doctor involves into positive talk (laughs, agrees, approves etc.) 84.17% Doctor involves into negative talk (disgrace, criticize etc) 83.29% Doctor attempts to build partnership 100.00% Doctor provides instruction (on the process) 86.81% Patient engages in communication about personal life 73.21% Patient involves into positive talk 73.21% Patient involves into negative talk 100.00% Patient asks for instruction and suggestions 86.43% Doctor discusses with patients on symptoms of illness 86.43% Doctor discusses on previous medical diagnosis 44.10% Doctor provides information on use of medicine 72.22% Doctor provides information on treatment process 100.00% Patient shares info on symptoms of illness 73.21% Patient provides info on past medical diagnosis 100.00% Patient attempts to seek info on use of medicine 72.22% Patient attempts to seek info on treatment process 70.00% Doctor informs the patient about prevention 62.96% Doctor counsels patients on life-style and quality of life 100.00% Doctor suggests patients on adjustment/coping strategies 100.00% Doctor counsels patients on relationships 42.31% Doctor counsels patients on feeling and emotion 65.91% Doctor counsels patients on emotional and social adjustment 100.00% Patient asks doctor about his/her life in the future 100.00% Patient seeks info on prevention 84.13% Patient seeks info on adjustment /coping 62.96% Patient seeks info on relationship 42.31% Mention of prior visit to doctor 76.00% Role of Doctor’s Gender on Doctor-Patient Communication This study didn’t find a very significant difference in terms of doctor-patient communication influenced by the gender of the doctor. In general, patients have put their concerns and have interacted more to the female doctor characters than to the male doctor

Authors: Pokhrel, Lok.
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Doctor-Patient Communication in Grey’s Anatomy
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Table 1: Reliability Coefficient (Scott's Pi):
Variables
              Scott’s Pi
Does the doctor ask questions about illness/health problems?
65.91%
Does the doctor ask questions about family members?
93.01%
Does the doctor ask Info from family members? 
76.00%
Does the doctor ask open-ended questions?
85.69%
Does the doctor ask closed-ended questions? 
81.37%
Does patient ask doctor about medical/therapeutic related questions? 
86.67%
Does the patient ask doctor about psychological information? 
42.31%
Do the patient's family members ask questions/get info from doctor?
100.00%
Does the patient ask doctor to clarify any instruction?  
73.21%
Doctor engages in communication about personal life
100.00%
Doctor involves into positive talk (laughs, agrees, approves etc.)
84.17%
Doctor involves into negative talk (disgrace, criticize etc)
83.29%
Doctor attempts to build partnership 
100.00%
Doctor provides instruction (on the process)
86.81%
Patient engages in communication about personal life
73.21%
Patient involves into positive talk 
73.21%
Patient involves into negative talk 
100.00%
Patient asks for instruction and suggestions 
86.43%
Doctor discusses with patients on symptoms of illness
86.43%
Doctor discusses on previous medical diagnosis 
44.10%
Doctor provides information on use of medicine
72.22%
Doctor provides information on treatment process 
100.00%
Patient shares info on symptoms of illness 
73.21%
Patient provides info on past medical diagnosis 
100.00%
Patient attempts to seek info on use of medicine 
72.22%
Patient attempts to seek info on treatment process 
70.00%
Doctor informs the patient about prevention 
62.96%
Doctor counsels patients on life-style and quality of life 
100.00%
Doctor suggests patients on adjustment/coping strategies 
100.00%
Doctor counsels  patients on relationships 
42.31%
Doctor counsels patients on feeling and emotion
65.91%
Doctor counsels patients on emotional and social adjustment 
100.00%
Patient asks doctor about his/her life in the future
100.00%
Patient seeks info on prevention 
84.13%
Patient seeks info on adjustment /coping 
62.96%
Patient seeks info on relationship 
42.31%
Mention of prior visit to doctor 
76.00%
Role of Doctor’s Gender on Doctor-Patient Communication
This   study   didn’t   find   a   very   significant   difference   in   terms   of   doctor-patient 
communication   influenced   by   the   gender   of   the   doctor.   In   general,   patients   have   put   their 
concerns  and have interacted  more  to the  female  doctor  characters  than  to the  male  doctor 


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