Curare Aude—Caring for Patients, with Them


Ian Hargraves, Victor M. Montori, and Jon C. Tilburt


We reflect on Dr. Iserson’s article in this journal, in which he suggests that clinicians must “shove” patients towards appropriate care. While recognizing that overt clinical guidance is part of care, we suggest that its use should be tempered by the guidance’s responsiveness to the human and emotional experience of each patient.




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