• Medicine, Psychology
  • Published in The Hastings Center report 2000
  • DOI:10.2307/3528451

Families, patients, and physicians in medical decisionmaking: a Pakistani perspective.

@article{Moazam2000FamiliesPA,
  title={Families, patients, and physicians in medical decisionmaking: a Pakistani perspective.},
  author={Farhat Moazam},
  journal={The Hastings Center report},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={
          28-37
        }
}
In Pakistan, as in many non-Western cultures, decisions about a patient's health care are often made by the family or the doctor. For doctors educated in the West, the Pakistani approach requires striking a balance between preserving indigenous values and carving out room for patients to participate in their medical decisions. (HCR)  

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