With the advances made in modern medicine, a change in the patient’s relationship to his physician has begun to take form. Increasingly, the enjoyment of good health is considered a rightful Claim upon society, and the ill person expects this Claim to be satisfied foremost by the physician. Such an attitude rather quickly leads to reproaches directed at the physician if his treatment was accompanied by complications.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Wolfgang Opderbecke
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  1. 1.des Klinikums NürnbergNürnbergDeutschland

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