Doctors' political views can affect advice given to patients on sensitive issues

Doctors' political views can affect advice given to patients on sensitive issues
 

Doctors’ political beliefs can skew the advice they give patients on sensitive issues such as abortions and cannabis use, according to new research.
A survey of more than 200 doctors found that those with conservative views were more likely than others to discourage patients from having an abortion in the future. They also handed out more stern warnings over the legal and health risks of using cannabis.
The results suggest that doctors’ political leanings can spill over into the guidance, and even the treatments, they offer to patients under their care. The findings build on previous work... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Health, Views: 29
Source: Guardian
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