Too close for comfort?

Klein, Michael C.
January 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;01/01/97, Vol. 156 Issue 1, p53
Academic Journal
Presents the concerns of a physician over the idea of being involved in the care of a loved one. Difference between giving feedback to a nonmedical family member and medical family member; Attitudes of the health team; Differences in health care delivery to recipients.


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