Making and taking health care decisions
Journal/Book: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 1990; 83: 720-723.
Abstract: The decision about which practitioner to consult in terms of health care is based upon personal and familial understandings. It is advisable that practitioners make an attempt to understand how the patient and their family construct their own view of the illness which they bring to the consultation.
Keyword(s): medicine, systems-approach, family, society, health.