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Trust and reliance of professionals in law vs medicine

Many people try to represent themselves when it comes to the law, however when it comes to health issues, for example, they do not think twice about going to see a doctor. Medicine is complicated too and yet we would not try to do complicated procedures ourselves. Thoughts, anyone?

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Shawn Fagundes-Hansen: MA
BrainMass OTA #102898
07 September 2006

Problem Posting #94571:

Your request as I understand it:

Although your posting contains no specific instructions, it appears you are looking for ideas that relate to the statement and question.

Specifically, the statement reads, "Many people try to represent themselves when it comes to the law, however when it comes to health issues, for example, they do not think twice about going to see a doctor. Medicine is complicated too and yet we would not try to do complicated procedures ourselves. Thoughts, anyone?"

Response from OTA Shawn Fagundes-Hansen:

I see this as an issue of critical thinking, and while I cannot do your work for you, I can suggest some ideas and issues for you to consider.

1. The assumption is flawed: it presumes that ALL issues of law are complicated, which is not the case. The average person is well aware of basic laws that govern behavior (e.g. noise ordinances, drinking and driving laws, and ...

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