Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Outpatient Facilities and Primary Care
Slide content:Primary Care Characteristics - 3 Clinician Individual who uses a recognized scientific knowledge base and has the authority to direct the delivery of personal health services to patients. Patient Individual who interacts with a clinician either because of illness or for health promotion and disease prevention. 14
Slide notes:As illustrated in a previous slide, the clinician-patient relationship is at the center of the primary care universe. But what is a clinician and what is a patient? A clinician is an individual who has a recognized scientific knowledge base and has the authority to direct the delivery of health services for patients. A patient is an individual who interacts with the clinician because he or she is ill or is simply interested in health promotion and disease prevention. 14