Problematic Patient


KIRPINAR İ. , Ayhan M. S. , GÜNEREN E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.29, no.5, pp.44-52, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_81_20
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-52

Abstract

The group of patients defined as "problematic patient" in aesthetic plastic surgical practice has distinctive features. The "problematic patient" is the patient who blocks the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with him/her. In other words, the patient who does not adapt to the patient role that the health-care professional expects, has different values, beliefs, or personal characteristics than he/she expects to see, and sometimes causes the professional to even suspect himself/herself. They are not good candidates for esthetic surgery, and they should definitely not be operated, so to speak, these patients should be removed from the game by removing a red card, and somehow be disqualified from the process.