Patient education as empowerment and self-rebiasing

  title={Patient education as empowerment and self-rebiasing},
  author={Fabrice Jotterand and Antonio Amodio and Bernice Simone Elger},
  journal={Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy},
The fiduciary nature of the patient-physician relationship requires clinicians to act in the best interest of their patients. Patients are vulnerable due to their health status and lack of medical knowledge, which makes them dependent on the clinicians’ expertise. Competent patients, however, may reject the recommendations of their physician, either refusing beneficial medical interventions or procedures based on their personal views that do not match the perceived medical indication. In some… 

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