5 things patients say that should make doctors sit up and listen

Although there are many negative things that have happened in healthcare over the past couple of decades in terms of the medical practice environment, I am a real believer in one particular paradigm shift that’s occurred in our field: the move towards patient-centred care and less of a high-and-mighty paternalistic approach from doctors.

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The egocentric side of physicians might have, on some natural human levels, once enjoyed this — but when it’s you or a loved one on the receiving end of a paternalistic approach, things quickly change.

As a whole, we doctors

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