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(p. 277) Advising Parents 

(p. 277) Advising Parents
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(p. 277) Advising Parents
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0067
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date: 13 December 2018

In this essay, Winnicott discuss the difference between the treatment of disease and the giving of advice about life, the need to contain the problem rather than try to offer a solution, and the professional interview, especially as these pertain to the paediatrician. He expresses his belief that the more the practitioner can accept limits, the more he can be taught by his clients and the less he will feel inclined to give advice.

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