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Doctor-Parent Divide

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 2, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 10:42

Guest: Laura Scherer,  Ph.D., Assitant Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri  Parents have a lot to consider when making healthcare decisions for their child. It’s not much of a surprise that they expect doctors to do everything in their power to make their kids better, and according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, the way a doctor words a diagnosis can drive how parents react.