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Author Archive: Maurice Bernstein, M.D.

About Maurice Bernstein, M.D.

The last Volume of this thread stressed the patient carries with him or her the ethical power of autonomy, self -final decision-making. And I have a concern that a number of patients don't display that power in decision-making because they are not fami...

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Is the image above, the way patients, especially male patients, as extensively discussed here, are expected to look at and accept nurses and their behavior? Or should we disregard the publishedexceptions and  look at a nurse this way:It is the nur...

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Is the image above, the way patients, especially male patients, as extensively discussed here, are expected to look at and accept nurses and their behavior? Or should we disregard the publishedexceptions and  look at a nurse this way:It is the nur...

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Should we all look at this blog thread as an elevator where a small group of patients or potential patients are gathered together, floor by floor, to talk about the issues that disturb us within the current medical system? As we stop at a floor, others...

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Should we all look at this blog thread as an elevator where a small group of patients or potential patients are gathered together, floor by floor, to talk about the issues that disturb us within the current medical system? As we stop at a floor, others...

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Does  the above animation tell us anything about thepatient-doctor relationships which has been amply describedand detailed on this blog thread?  Could any of the patientreactions to the actions of the physician or the medical systemsimply be...

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Does  the above animation tell us anything about thepatient-doctor relationships which has been amply describedand detailed on this blog thread?  Could any of the patientreactions to the actions of the physician or the medical systemsimply be...

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So the "Rules of the Road" is a worthy presentation to each patient who comes to the physician for help but what is often missing is that the doctor needs to understand the "Rules of the Road" as taught by each patient.  As you walk into the docto...

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So the "Rules of the Road" is a worthy presentation to each patient who comes to the physician for help but what is often missing is that the doctor needs to understand the "Rules of the Road" as taught by each patient.  As you walk into the docto...

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"Not OK" and who decides it's "OK" or "not OK" in a medical professional-patient relationship? Should the final decision be made by the patient (autonomy) or by the medical professional (paternalism).  My view and practice as a physician is that p...

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