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Why we need to teach physicians to say 'no'

Residency Program Alert, May 18, 2018

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by Deepak Gupta, MD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit; and Shushovan Chakrabortty, MD, PhD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit

Some in medical education may not realize that many medical professionals may be hesitant to say “no” to patients. However, there are certain circumstances where a request from a patient or family must be denied. These include requests that are scientifically, legally, or ethically infeasible for the healthcare team to carry out.

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