Monthly Introduction to e-Patients.net

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3 Responses to “Monthly Introduction to e-Patients.net”

  1. ann says:

    How to patients be partners in their health when so often doctors egos won’t let them?
    For example,if a patient tries to show a doctor a journal article about a disorder which the doctor doesn’t know,the doctor will often get very offended,have an ego/arrogance because they are threatened that the patient knows more then them.
    Sometimes the doctor might even say that the patient has hypochondria and looks on the internet too much and calls a psychiatrist.
    Many doctors are not willing to learn from patients,the only want to “loaded with professional”

  2. ann says:

    How to patients be partners in their health when so often doctors egos won’t let them?
    For example,if a patient tries to show a doctor a journal article about a disorder which the doctor doesn’t know,the doctor will often get very offended,have an ego/arrogance because they are threatened that the patient knows more then them.
    Sometimes the doctor might even say that the patient has hypochondria and looks on the internet too much and calls a psychiatrist.
    Many doctors are not willing to learn from patients,the only want to “liase with professional”

    They should be willing to learn from patients,providing that the info is factual and not been misunderstood.

    Until there is a whole cultural change in medical profession and punitive measures for arrogance/rudeness etc,patients will never really be full partners in their healthcare.

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