Patients used to accept doctors’ orders without question. Today, more are asking questions and challenging their doctors’ opinions. However, even those who do it politely are likely to be labeled “difficult.” A doctor whose late wife nearly made a career of being a difficult patient discusses how patients can do it respectfully and fruitfully.
- Dr. William Steinbach, Professor, Chief of Pediatrics & Infectious Diseases, Duke University
Links for more information:
- William J. Steinbach, MD – Duke Department of Pediatrics Faculty
- On Being A ‘Difficult’ Patient by Michelle L. Mayer – Health Affairs Vol. 27, No. 5: Overhauling the Delivery System