Treat Me With Respect on an NYT article

via Treat Me With Respect, yet another new medical blog:

Bilston illustrates one of the biggest problems in the doctor patient relationship. The same patient who insists that she is a consumer of health care, entitled to all information and to control of medical decisions unconsciously views the doctor patient relationship in parent-child terms and acts accordingly. She’s mad at her doctor as if he were her daddy; he gave her the “wrong” advice and she was forced to follow it. Well, the doctor is not her daddy, and she is not a child…

Seems the NYT article she read pushed a button. Nice rant. Blogrolled.