DONALD J. HOLMES, M.D.
Talking with younger people is not the formidable, at times seemingly impossible, labor that many of us are apt to consider it.
When adolescents and college-age youngsters tell me about the communications problems they have with their parents, there are times when I lose control of my impulses and blurt out: "Gap! There must be a better name for it than that—more like a gulf—an unspannable chasm!"
But seldom is it really that bad. Many of these garden variety conflicts do not stem from any fundamental disagreements between the young and old about moral values. It is just that a
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HOLMES DJ. Talking with Younger Patients. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:123–127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-1-123
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