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  1. Wish-Fulfilling Medicine in Practice: A Qualitative Study of Physician Arguments.E. C. A. Asscher, I. Bolt & M. Schermer - 2012 - Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (6):327-331.
    There has been a move in medicine towards patient-centred care, leading to more demands from patients for particular therapies and treatments, and for wish-fulfilling medicine: the use of medical services according to the patient's wishes to enhance their subjective functioning, appearance or health. In contrast to conventional medicine, this use of medical services is not needed from a medical point of view. Boundaries in wish-fulfilling medicine are partly set by a physician's decision to fulfil or decline a patient's wish in (...)
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