EM2107B "Trust in the Medical Profession: Rebuilding Trust One Patient at a Time" (IM-GR070221)

The purpose of this presentation is to show the decline in trust in the medical profession over the past 50 years. It will look at reasons why the trust has declined and provide an overview of certain patient demographics who have lower trust in their physicians. The presentation will also show studies certain behaviors increase patient’s trust in medicine and their physician.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Define what is trust
  • Define what is mistrust
  • Know the decline of trust in the medical profession
  • Know why trust matters in medicine
  • Know ways to build trust
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Photo: Jason Newman, M.D.Jason Newman, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Division of Combined Medicine & Pediatrics

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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