Exploitation of patient obsession

Other Names:
Emotionally-influenced medical treatment

Surgeons continued to use injections of an enzyme, chymopapain, to dissolve ruptured discs, even after it was revealed that it probably aggravated the condition, because their patient preferred injections to surgery.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST