Which of Veatch's four models describing the doctor-patient relationship do you think has the most validity? What is your experience? Has your conclusion changed with time?
Which of Veatch's four models describing the doctor-patient relationship do you think has the most validity?
The most valid should be the deliberative or the informative. Doctors should give as many options with rationale as possible. However, the ultimate decision should remain with the person. This precludes using of the first option of paternalistic model. The doctor, who should be the expert in charge, must balance his/her knowledge with the life, concerns, and needs of the patient. This may not be possible in some cases. However, the deliberative model assures the patient ...
A review of the different models presented by Veatch and how they apply to the author.