Introduction. Trusting the medical staff, especially the doctor is a fundamental part of the success of the treatment process. Appropriate level of trust in a doctor-patient relationship affects the patient’s compliance with the physician’s recommendations and motivates patient to fight the disease. Over the last few years, numerous studies have been conducted on the level of trust in medical staff, especially doctors.
Aim. The aim of this study is to present reports on research on patients’ trust in doctors of various specialties. The work will be done in the form of analysis of literature, including statistical data, scientific papers and professional literature.
Results. Discussed topic has been raised in various countries, such as Poland, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, China. Presented overview of the work of research shows that the level of trust in the doctors of various specialties is unequal.
Conclusions. It is extremely important that the analyzes are conducted on the topic, and as a consequence some appropriate measures to strengthen relationships and trust in doctors should be taken.