About: GPs in the Canberra Electoral District GPs in the Canberra Electoral District 2906
Posted by POMAR09 (as ),
Canberra GP basically accuses me of being neurotic by researching and providing info about my child's condition -- post-concussion syndrome -- which the GP admitted he knew little about. I, a researcher, have researched this topic for the past 8wks. so have learned quite a lot. Even the neuro he referred my child to didn't seem to know much about the condition & has been reluctant to make a diagnosis given that there is a pending worker's comp claim. GP & specialist are both proceeding in every way that is contrary to all of the current literature on this condition, yet have labelled me as a 'pushy parent' (and worse) because I have done the research and am up on the current literature on assessing and diagnosing this condition.
The Canberra doctors I encountered have definitely NOT heard of shared decision-making or even the notion that patients should inform themselves as much as possible about their condition. : -(