Important topics were covered today including disclosure, transparency, consent, and shared decision making. It seems only logical that when these techniques are used, it not only empowers the patient, but takes away some of the burden from the physician. These decisions are to be made as a team. It is not our job to make a decision for the patient. It is also important to manage expectations, for both the patient and the practitioner. We should form an alliance with our patients to walk the path of recovery together.
A reflection of our role as healers
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