Medical Paternalism on the Brink

Medical Paternalism on the Brink Doctors have always enjoyed an undeniable prestige, an almost mystical clairvoyance and Solomonic judgment in the eyes of their patients.  Doctors know the truth.  Doctors know best.  Doctors decide. And  yet a movement has been bubbling along for a generation or so, questioning their omniscience.  Too many times, doctors have …

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