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Chapter 2

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Department
Health, Aging and Society
Course Code
HLTHAGE 2B03
Professor
Dr.Voros
Chapter
2

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TRUST
TRUST
Does someone’s opinion count
Is trust something you can take for granted
Trust is a moral foundation
How do you build trust
The will to trust
Motivated by good will directed toward us
Moral integrity
Sharing of what counts as moral and reasonable
Trust to be honoured
Patient / Doctor Trust
Competence
Second opinion
Knowledge difficult to assimilate or acquire = vulnerability
Moral Competence
What is morally required
Acting on what is required
Need to respect patients autonomy
Motivation of the Trusted Practitioner
Something sleazy
Indifference to the individuals welfare
Both make it less likely we will trust
Might end up relying on the professional irrelevant to the
motivation of the practitioner
Kindly Feelings
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