Solidarity, Trust, and Christian Faith in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this article, we first give a normative account of the doctor-patient relationship as: oriented to the good of the patient's health; motivated by a vocational commitment; and characterized by solidarity and trust. We then look at the difference that Christianity can, and we believe, should, make to that relationship, so understood. In doing so, we consolidate and expand upon some claims we have made in a forthcoming book, Ethics and the Healing Profession (Curlin and Tollefsen, 2021).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tollefsen, C; Curlin, FA

Published Date

  • April 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 14 - 29

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-4195

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1380-3603

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/cb/cbaa022

Citation Source

  • Scopus