Dependence and interdependence

Wilson, D. G.
January 1987
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jan1987, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study by Anthony Ryle which deals with the problems of patients' dependency on physicians. The topic is of daily concern to all practicing physicians. The author thinks that Ryle has described some dangerous situations, not so uncommon in traditional practice. The author believes that the greater openness which is implied in all the foregoing would in any way diminish the proper professional satisfactions of the general practitioner.


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