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"Post-concussion syndrome"

About: GPs in the Canberra Electoral District

(as a parent/guardian),

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. : -(

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