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There seems to be a continued persistence to present ". . . concrete problems encountered in practice . . ." and to give ". . . a specific advice on how to handle them . . . ," with the notion that such a presentation will enable the physician to translate this knowledge into meaningful patient care. This is a serious pedagogic error. Emotional problems cannot be meaningfully "managed" by memorizing a script, no matter how well the script is prepared. The family physician and internist, to whom this "guide" is addressed, needs to acquire some basic skills of his
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The Physician's Guide to Managing Emotional Problems.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:971–972. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-971_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):971-972.
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