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There's a substantial amount of idea-sharing in the
book about how to handle rude medical personnel, and how to convince them to respond with respect or to leave the area.
One of the ideas behind those paragraphs is that you, the patient, are the consumer, the boss, of your health care staff. A doctor is a hired hand, so to speak. You are free to fire clinicians you dislike and to hire the ones you prefer.
Recent changes in health care law make that concept seem kind of fuzzy.
As I read an oncologist's recent essay to medical colleagues, I was struck by his compassionate insight into those realities.
You'll figure out how to feel safe when you need a second medical opinion, by reading and re-reading
Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity.
Face Your Future with Optimism.
Feel comfortable with your medical team.