Patient care and paternalism: dilemmas of family practice.

  • Joel Wilbush
  • Published 1990 in
    Canadian family physician Medecin de famille…
From the clinical records of a country doctor, this vignette concerns a teenaged girl who, having refused treatment, is persuaded, under near duress, to accept a regimen that her family physician considers best for her. Although apparently arrogant paternalism, the practitioner's approach proves, on reflection, to possess considerable merit. The author… CONTINUE READING