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An interesting short article in NEJM here . Particularly relevant as we work on the development of a Patient Decision Aid for CUP.
The concluding paragraph gives a flavor:
“Regret is typically viewed as a negative emotion. It is notable that existing patient regret scales have largely failed to assess for a positive impact of regret. However, awareness of regret can be positive or functional, a potent force in modifying behavior and enhancing decision making. As physicians, we can help our patients make better decisions by understanding the power of regret in all its forms'”