Mediation in the Medical Field: Is Neutral Intervention Possible?
Hastings Center Report. 1999 Sep-Oct; 29(5): 6-13.
Neutrality is held to be the touchstone of good mediation. True neutrality is elusive, however, and probably not even desirable, at least when applied to patient-provider disputes over medical care. In this context, mediators should not posture as "neutrals"; they should strive instead to protect their clients' autonomy.
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