Against diagnosis

Diagnosis lies at the heart of medicine and health care. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Sometimes a diagnosis can be turn out to be confusing, stigmatising, frightening – or just plain wrong. Doctors and other health professionals often work effectively without one anyway. A new article by John Launer entitled “Against diagnosis” seems to have struck a chord for professionals, and for many patients as well. Click here to read it:

https://pmj.bmj.com/content/97/1143/67.full

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