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Power, Authority, and Health Behavior

  • Marie R. Haug

Abstract

As we approach the end of the 20th century, few would argue that the relationship between physicians and patients in Western industrialized countries is the same as it was a generation ago. Witness the popularity of Dr. Seuss’s You’re Only Old Once (1986). As of this writing 34 weeks on the New York Times best seller list, it mercilessly and humorously pillories the impersonal assembly-line treatment of an elderly patient, by physicians who are uncaring, test-happy, and overspecialized.

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Patient Autonomy Female Physician Medical Encounter Practice Style Milbank Memorial Fund 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie R. Haug
    • 1
  1. 1.Center on Aging and HealthCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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