Abstract

The way patients make health care decisions is much more complicated than is often recognized. Patient autonomy allows both that patients will sometimes defer to clinicians and that they should sometimes be active inquirers, ready to question their clinicians and do some independent research. At the same time, patients' active inquiry requires clinicians' support.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1552-146X
Print ISSN
0093-0334
Pages
pp. 27-35
Launched on MUSE
2007-09-24
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2012
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