Who makes a patient “Palliative”?

Despite the modern trend to promote patient-centered care and patient empowerment, it is shocking to witness flagrant examples of paternalism by physicians when THEY declare a patient to be “palliative”. In a truly patient-centered and patient-empowerment mode, it is actually the patient who deems themselves “palliative”, thereby directing their own  transition from AAMM to  CPM.


About drvincentmaida

Consultant in Palliative Medicine & Wound Management, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto & McMaster University, Researcher & Author.
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