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Patient Perspective – Denial? Or Doctorly Deference?

“I’m pretty sure she had smiled and nodded throughout each medical visit no matter what the doctor said, and very likely even answered “No, Doctor!” when asked if she had any further questions or concerns. For decades, her family physician likely felt confident after each visit with Mom that all had gone well, and that he had appropriately explained what each test result, medical decision or upcoming procedure was all about.”

I also shared a story I’ve told many times because it knocked me over when it happened during one of my Heart-Smart Women presentations:

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