Patients' preferences for participation in clinical decision making: a review of published surveys.

@article{Benbassat1998PatientsPF,
  title={Patients' preferences for participation in clinical decision making: a review of published surveys.},
  author={Jochanan Benbassat and Dina Pilpel and M. Tidhar},
  journal={Behavioral medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          81-8
        }
}
Models of doctor-patient relations vary between "paternalistic" and "informative." The paternalistic model emphasizes doctors' authority; alternative models allow patients to exercise their rights to autonomy. Published surveys indicate that most patients want to be informed about their diseases, that a proportion of patients want to participate in planning management of their illnesses, and that some patients would rather be completely passive and would avoid any information. The severity of… CONTINUE READING
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