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Professor Matz Recommends Ways to Improve the Role of the Patient in Medical Decision-Making


operating roomProfessor David Matz’s career has taken him all over the globe including working with courts and law schools in China and Nigeria, developing policies and practices in Israel, working with Arab and Jewish groups to promote peace talks, and leading the development and assessment of tools for court mediators, judges, and engineers in the United States.

In 2014 Matz began a different kind of journey which has led him through the trials of the health care system. This experience left Matz asking “why” as it relates to tests, procedures, techniques, and opinions. As a conflict resolution practitioner, Matz reflects on his journey and offers suggestions for enhancing the role of the patient in decision-making.

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