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The Doctor-Patient Relationship Between President Obama and the Nation: An Analysis of the Speech on Health Care Reform Given to Congress in 2009

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On September 9, 2009, President Obama addressed Congress on the illness from which the United States health care system has been suffering for decades. His speech on health care reform diagnosed the illness just as a physician would diagnose an illness of a patient. Obama observed the symptoms of rising medical costs, limited access to medical care, and declining quality of medical care and proposed a plan for reform which would treat the condition. In analyzing the speech, his relationship with the country is analogous to a doctor-patient relationship found in a clinical setting.
subject
Arthur Frank
Bioethics
Doctor-Patient
Health Care Reform
Health Communication
Obama
contributor
Hamzi, Leila (author)
Hyde, Michael J (committee chair)
King, Nancy MP (committee member)
Hall, Mark A (committee member)
date
2011-02-16T21:42:36Z (accessioned)
2011-02-16T21:42:36Z (available)
2010 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/30427 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
The Doctor-Patient Relationship Between President Obama and the Nation: An Analysis of the Speech on Health Care Reform Given to Congress in 2009
type
Thesis

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