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A conversation with great doctors

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6746 (Published 08 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6746

Re: A conversation with great doctors

Conversations are defined by context and driven by purpose. The context of a conversation is its background, which involves the past and present. The purpose of a conversation is its goal, which involves the present and future. Contextual and purposeful, and causal not casual, conversations intertwine time with design, and mine with thine.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

18 November 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA