An uncertain death

Rocker, Graeme
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, p1816
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's insights on the significance of providing medical care respectful of the individual. The author who is also a physician relates his experience in caring for a patient without a definitive diagnosis who refused percutaneous biopsy, stressing the significance of respecting the patient's decision. He also emphasizes the importance of showing concern for the care of the human being to integrate the science of diagnosis and treatment into the art of clinical medicine.


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