“The doctor–patient relationship is largely based on trust,” says Dr. Seifi. “I wonder if a patient is secretly recording me because they have lost that trust in my abilities?”
As with many other things in medicine, you must conduct a thorough and complete assessment before you plan your next moves. You should no more leap to conclusions about this aspect of care than you do any other.
Patients may have different reasons for wanting to record encounters with their physicians, and these may not necessarily stem from lack of trust. Sometimes it may be that they trust the doctor to the point that they want a verbatim record of what is said.