I have worked with the chronically mentally ill for 35 yrs. During this time my practice has evolved and patient autonomy, at whatever level possible is reinforced. I attempt to meet the patient at whatever level they function and adapt my care accordingly. People function optimally when providers are able to meet them where they live.
J Am Coll Surg 207(5): 630-8
Terrell F, Zatzick DF, Jurkovich GJ, Rivara FP, Donovan DM, Dunn CW, Schermer C, Meredith JW, Gentilello LM
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