Towards a blueprint for a healthily informed patient
Over the past 15 years, advances in technology have meant that more information has been available more widely to many more people than ever before. In terms of our own health, this availability of information has made it possible for patients to find out a vast amount of information on all types of conditions and their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Our appetite for this information stems from our desire to have control over our bodies and our lives and the fear that we experience, particularly when we are given a diagnosis that has serious implications for our health.
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27 July 2009