Posts Tagged "good medicine"

Patient Choice or Physician’s Recommendation

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Patient Choice or Physician’s Recommendation

Patient’s Choice or Physician’s Recommendation. Philip G. Ney MD 27/4/10   First scenario, Joe’s arm Mechanic Joe gets his arm twisted and broken at work but being a tough guy he carries on.  After a few days of “trying everything” to relieve the pain, he decides to consult a physician. “Doc. I don’t know what’s wrong with this stupid arm but the pain just gets worse no matter what I take.  I want you to cut it off.  It just keep getting in the way” “Joe I’ve examined it and though you’ve let it go on for awhile, it can be fixed.” “Thanks Doc.. I know...

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Conscientious Objection by Physicians

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Conscientious Objection by Physicians Dear Editor:           Please publish this as a letter to the editor or an opinion piece.            Despite the furor and debate regarding a doctor’s freedom to not practice against his conscience it seems nothing is really resolved. As a well experienced clinician and academic I would like to comment by way of a description of a quite possible situation: Patient (P) cheerily, “Good morning doctor. Its a nice day isn’t it.” Family doctor, (Dr.D)sensing something isn’t quite right. “Who are you” P. smiling sweetly....

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