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Better self-care could beat the cold weather crisis


The idea of a self-limiting illness that has a natural history that gets better over a period of time is an alien concept to many patients. Education in schools surely must be key, but this is a generational problem with learned illness behaviour and consumer culture values wanting quick fixes where they don't exist. Major public health campaigns promoting safe and effective self- care must happen but will be interepreted as rationing, and all it takes for it to go wrong is for one adverse incident to happen where someone has not sought medical advice who needed to. Self -care still must be promoted but the world wants to be deceived..

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16 Jan 2018

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