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When Aggressive Medical Care Was More Dangerous Than Assassin's Bullets

Dr. Smith Townsend knelt on the filthy train station floor, the patient lying in front of him with a bullet wound in his back.  The patient was clinically stable for the moment, so Townsend turned his attention to the wound, … Continue reading

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My Take on Shared Decision Making

Put simply, shared decision making is the gold standard — the sine qua non* — for how medical decisions ought to be made. The pipe medical choice is rarely a function of medical facts alone. Tough decisions require value judgments, … Continue reading

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