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Qualitative analysis of how patients decide that they want risk-reducing mastectomy, and the implications for surgeons in responding to emotionally-motivated patient requests (2017)
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Brown, S. L., Whiting, D., Fielden, H. G., Saini, P., Beesley, H., Holcombe, C., …Salmon, P. (2017). Qualitative analysis of how patients decide that they want risk-reducing mastectomy, and the implications for surgeons in responding to emotionally-motivated patient requests. PloS one, 12(5), e0178392. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0178392

Objective: Contemporary approaches to medical decision-making advise that clinicians should respect patients' decisions. However, patients' decisions are often shaped by heuristics, such as being guided by emotion, rather than by objective risk and b... Read More