Ethics in Medicine

If Patients Knew More They Would Get Less Treatment

Kristen Sparrow • March 31, 2015

woman doctorThere will always be people who think that more medicine means better health, or even worse that the latest thing is always best.  But for many, if they really knew the downsides of some treatments, they would opt out.  You often hear physicians saying that they wouldn’t do X or Y, though lay people think it’s a good idea.  The corolary for doctors is “Would you want your grandmother/wife/child to have this procedure?”