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Table 5 Turning their bodies over to the experts

From: Patient perspectives on engagement in decision-making in early management of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome: a qualitative study

“I accepted it (the doctor’s decision) because I was in shock. I just went along with it which is not what I usually do…I’m Irish. Something made me trust them.” (Participant 13)
“I assumed they did what they needed to do” (Participant 16)
“I just wanted the problem fixed”…“I would rely on my doctor’s advice more than what I think is appropriate” (This participant trusted the doctors to know best and this trust stemmed from their confidence.) (Participant 14).
“I expected the surgeon knew what he was doing and did exactly what he said he would do…No question there” (Participant 15)
“They are in a better position to choose options.”….. “This isn’t necessarily bad as they have better knowledge and experience with others in the same situation.” (Participant 8)