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Building Trust Between Patient and Healthcare Provider

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The relationship between patient and healthcare provider can sometimes be a tenuous one, according to Murray State University professor of psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri.

"Americans, in general, seem to be less trustful of medicine as an institution than before, so we’re less likely to listen to health recommendations and guidance from doctors and from experts who do research in the area," Bordieri said in a recent broadcast of Sounds Good. "It's easy for us to believe we're our own experts."

Bordieri said tensions between patients and healthcare providers can be lessened by establishing trust through thorough and thoughtful discussion. Doctors should listen to their patients and vice versa. Evidence-based practices, where research is carefully considered, is useful as well.

"As healthcare providers, we need to do a better job of listening and asking these questions to make sure we’re giving the best model of care," Bordieri said.

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Eddie Sheridan comes to WKMS after spending nearly 10 years in non-profit radio. He holds an undergraduate degree in English/Professional Writing and is currently attending Murray State University to obtain a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health/Counseling. He has worked in print journalism as a reporter for the Murray Ledger & Times newspaper and has performed freelance writing for publications such as The Lane Report magazine in Lexington.
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