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How and when to advocate for your child with special health care needs — 2 Comments

  1. This is so refreshing to read on a hospital website.
    People are often afraid to ask doctors any questions in fear that their “challenge” might irk the doctor.
    However, everyone has the right to question a treatment or procedure.
    Doctors are not omniscient and can make mistakes. They might not be aware of the entire patient history or perhaps are resorting (for whatever reason) to treatment that has a less invasive alternative.
    Patients can and should be educated and should be made to feel a part of the medical decision making process.
    Doctors who feel challenged by this, should take a class on interpersonal relationships or something that will help them deal with questions that they feel challenge their authority.
    This blog post, really opened up the topic nicely.