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[–] Rawscent 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

This is what doctors need to do. Stop backing off because patients don't like reality.

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[–] red_runner [S] 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Exactly. I read a study awhile ago about how "patient satisfaction" with their doctors was actually negatively correlated with mortality rates. The idea is that doctors are tip-toeing around "sensitive issues" and telling patients what they want to hear rather than telling them they need to change their life NOW or face negative consequences.