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(p. 287) Support for Normal Parents 

(p. 287) Support for Normal Parents
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(p. 287) Support for Normal Parents
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0046
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date: 18 July 2018

This essay deals with the problems of communicating medical knowledge to parents who have a different kind of knowledge of their children. Winnicott describes and applauds the fact that the State in England allows parents freedom to choose to accept or refuse what the State offers in the way of helping programmes. He also stresses the importance of a doctor respecting the specialized knowledge of the parent when it comes to treating the ill child.

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