A Canadian study, performed by a research group at the University of Western Ontario, suggests that more then eighty percent of the doctors feel that they have the right to interfere in a patient’s life if there is a medical problem involved.
Many doctors felt that in many situations they had a better idea of what was good for the patient then did the patient himself or herself, it is reported.
Many of the 97 doctors surveyed felt that there were situations where they had the right or responsibility to withhold information from the patients or to coerce them.
Nearly two-thirds felt that they had the responsibility to coerce patients into hospitalization if necessary, and the same number felt that patients should be forced into accepting medical tests that the doctor felt important.
Perhaps most chilling of all nearly a third of the doctors felt they had the right to pressure patients in