Monthly Archives: January 2014

The DEMON in the DEEMING


A cliche excessively used by physicians relates to “DEEMING patients palliative”. 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”. This expression is not … Continue reading

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