Letters Let the patient revolution begin

Shared decision making in a revolutionary child’s healthcare journey

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3917 (Published 18 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3917
  1. Paola Rosati, paediatrician1
  1. 1Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital IRCCS, Largo S Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
  1. paola.rosati{at}opbg.net

The “patients’ partnership” is especially difficult when anxious parents come to paediatric hospitals.1 Unmanaged anxiety can lead to clinical misunderstandings or induce deleterious online “doctor shopping.”2 Parents attend the hospital anxious about their child’s disease and go home anxious …

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