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Patients Afraid to Disagree with Doctors

(The People’s Pharmacy) No sensible person would buy a new car based on the salesman's say-so alone. Most people do some homework, check ratings and mileage and look under the hood…
In the doctor's office, however, otherwise confident people frequently become timid. They both respect and fear the physician and have a hard time negotiating treatment options. That's the conclusion from a study…
This fear of disagreeing with the doctor prevents honest communication and shared decision-making. This may mean that a patient could get a prescription for a drug that worries her. If she doesn't buy in to the treatment plan, she may not follow through with the medicine.
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