To “deem” is to consider, hold an opinion, believe, think or regard. A classic example of medical paternalism occurs when physicians “deem” a particular patient as being “palliative”. Moreover, when physicians “deem” a patient as “palliative” it is generally when the patients is actively dying. In a truly “patient-centered/patient-empowered” mode of care, it is the patient who chooses to make the transition from AAMM to CPM. Moreover, the term “Palliative” should not be used as an adjective to describe a patient, rather, only as an adjective to describe the philosophy (goals, ideology etc) of care.
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