It is commonly held that being conscientious and caring towards patients is one of the most important things a clinician can do. Our office certainly thinks so… We’ve included it in our manifesto: Downsview Chiropractic – About Us “Patient Centered Care. Each visit, our focus is on you. Every person has different preferences, needs, and goals. At Downsview Chiropractic, we are respectful and responsive to each person uniquely. Care. That makes the difference ™”.
But what if you could measure to what extent and how effective different methods of being conscientious are across different healthcare settings? That is essentially what this group from Spain set out to do using statistical modeling (here, meaning equations). They call conscientiousness “non-clinical factors”, meaning any personal factors that are outside of clinical, or purely technical, procedures dispensed by healthcare staff.
Although, the paper admits, the results of the study may be influenced by cultural differences, the methods used here can be an effective way of assessing these “non-clinical factors” which are crucial tools for those of us in practice, and those of you who visit us!