According to a new research study and emergency room health professionals the answer is a resounding, YES! Trust is integral in the health professional-patient relationship and can impact overall wellbeing.
"Never, ever lie to your ER nurse. Their BS detectors are excellent, and you lose all credibility when you lie." - Allen Roberts, MD
"Some of us are pretty good at spotting people who come in to score pain medication - especially if you're specific about the drug you want or you don't look like you're in that much pain but you drove an hour from your home to get there." - Denise King, RN
"We hear all kinds of weird stuff. I had a woman who came in at 3 a.m. and said she'd passed out while she was asleep." - Emergency physician, suburban Northeast
Here are four tips from RealAge.com, an online health and wellness resource, on how to "Find the Doctor of Your Dreams":
35 More Secrets the Emergency Room Staff Won't Tell You: http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/35-more-secrets-the-er-staff-wont-tell-you/article175030.html
Biological, clinical, and ethical advances of placebo effects : http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)61706-2/abstract