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A Catholic Perspective on COVID-19
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 June 2023
It took nearly two thousand years for society to recognize the Hippocratic insistence that “the doctor knows best”1 was an inadequate approach to medical decisionmaking. Today, patient-centered medicine has come to understand that the individual patient has a significant role in the decisionmaking process.2
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