Patient expectations and the reality

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Patient expectations and the reality

  1. 1. Patient expectations and the reality Satyajit Patwardhan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Exercise the right of informed consent. </li></ul><ul><li>State clearly your expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Make the final decision albeit after due consideration to the doctors advice. </li></ul><ul><li>YOU are the best judge. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Will this treatment completely cure me? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this treatment improve my quality of life, and by how much? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the side effects of the treatment itself? </li></ul><ul><li>COST? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Thank you

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