Beyond the scope of interactions with others, it is also good clinical practice to listen to the goals, needs, and values of our patients. In fact, this is one of the three pillars of evidence-based practice. Faith may be a major factor in the decisions of our patients and judging those choices, either as a person of a different faith, or simply from a scientific perspective, diminishes the role of the patient’s values in our clinical practice.
Openness is the key… to good clinical practice… to life.
Beth Neil LAT, ATC