Views & Reviews Outside the box

Best wishes for your incurable illness

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39146.492870.59 (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:538
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh (p.greenhalgh@pcps.ucl.ac.uk)
  1. University College London

    “Get well soon” is a greeting from a bygone era, in which illness was generally acute and self limiting. These days, those of us on the shady side of 40 are as likely as not to have at least one disease that will not go away, and those over 65 have an average of three. A rising stack of policy documents seeking to address the needs of people who are never going to get better emphasises self efficacy, concordance, expert patienthood, peer support, …

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