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Uninformed Patient Choice: The American Way of Making Medical Decisions
The model of delegating medical decisions to doctors is alive and well in the U.S. When patients describe interactions with physicians around decisions, they clearly are doctor driven. More importantly, most of the ...
Decision Making in Geriatrics
The geriatric population has the most extensive use of medical services. Their medical issues are complex and often aggravated by the need for surrogate decision making. The Erickson Health Medical Group’s model of geriatric ...
Foundations for the Illusion of Certainty Pertaining to Health Risks and Benefits
Health benefits and risks are part of our everyday language and get extensive media coverage. Daily we are presented with information about effects from exposure to environmental contaminants and reports from public health ...
How and Why Too Much Health Journalism Lead the Public Astray: Case Studies from a Former Medical Reporter.
Every day, consumers are bombarded by countless medical stories touting the latest research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other leading medical ...
A Beach Head on an Untamed Shore--A Physician-Ethicist Addresses a Living Kidney Donor Selection.
The risks and benefits of living kidney donation are complicated and variable, and potential donors may be driven by emotion or feel pressured to donate. Transplant centers strive to be ethical, but debate continues over ...