Given the role that emotions play in symptom perception - more and more health care workers are starting to appreciate of this mind-body connection. Drs need to convey to the pt that's its just as important to you - as it is to them - that they get better - in turn success rate increases.
Research shows that emotional support of pts, play significant role in their recovery from major operation.
If you teach a pt, to be actively involved in one's care, the outcome is better.
You need to understand the pts - where they are coming from, the community that they come from, and build on those strengths.
Mind-body medicine - need to consider a pt's faith (should there be practices that may interfere with meds that drs may prescribe), family, culture - consider the community (need comm heath aids, social workers).
If you're afraid, mad, sad about something - when receiving meds pt is not going to respond well - compared to if the pt was comfortable