David Marks Staff asked 4 years ago

What’s the difference between a working relationship

What’s the difference between a working relationship and a personal relationship?

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David Marks Staff answered 4 years ago

Over the past couple of decades, many occupations have undergone certain changes under what can be referred to as processes of professionalization. What this involves is a certain standardization of the said occupation in a manner that its objectives, rights and responsibilities are clearly defined. In lieu of such developments in industry, the relationship between the patient/customer and nurse/doctor becomes one defined by universally acknowledged principles that both agree to. So in contrast to the kind of personal relationship that existed between patient and healer, in times when the family or village doctor was popular. Healthcare today is in this sense impersonal in that, the task is an impersonal one and objective. The primary focus is on diagnosis and treatment of a disease and does not really involve/engage with the personality of the patient. This is the basic difference between working and personal relations.