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WORKING WITH DOCTORS

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN you and your child’s doctors is vital. The most cordial of relationships can have unrealistic expectations and misunderstandings on both sides. It is important to remember that doctors are people first. As in any field, there are caring, conscientious professionals, and there are those who have their own agendas. Some doctors will communicate better than other doctors. Education and experience does not free them of all human traits and weaknesses. Frustrations and problems occur for them just as for you. A natural emotional bond may develop when a doctor has been caring for the same patient repeatedly for a long time. They experience sadness when their patients have crises or do not respond ...

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