An action-research project using TABEIS and GCEA: The doctor-patient relationship

  • Edite Saraiva
  • Catarina Brandão


This paper presents an action research project under development at a Health Centre in the North of Portugal with General Practitioners. The goal of the project is to improve the doctor-patient relationship by means of the development of doctors’ skills. We present the phases which have already been conducted and some ideas for the next phases of the project. Using TABEIS, Goal Corrected Empathic Attunement and Critical Incident Technique, we wish to develop a process that enhances the doctors’ self-awareness and development needs and interest regarding being in a relationship with a patient and the way they feel and manage these relationships.