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: