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Encounters in primary care 

Encounters in primary care
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Encounters in primary care
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Christopher Dowrick

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199545292.003.0007
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date: 22 September 2019

Chapter 7 explore the implications of the perspectives previously discussed in this resource for general practice and primary care with the understanding that patients may often do better with less diagnosis and more understanding, with fewer prescriptions and more listening, and being viewed not as machines in need of an overhaul, but as persons leading their lives, and with a focus on two key elements of the medical encounter: the acknowledgment of suffering and the offer of hope.

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