Shared Decision Making in Health Care??? Really???
One of the authors if our series on The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work at Cornell University Press, Andy Lazris, has written a super book called Curing Medicare. He recently helped his colleague Erik Rifkin write this article that appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine about navigating a terrible hospital ordeal. Doctors wouldn’t listen and imposed unnecessary treatments on someone who didn’t need them. Fortunately, he had a pal who is a doctor. But what happens to all those folks out there who aren’t so lucky. Read this and weep, or alternately protest.