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(p. 191) Cure 

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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271411.003.0040
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date: 11 December 2018

In this paper, Winnicott describes how, in medical practice, there is a gap between two extremes that he calls care and remedy. Medical practitioners, he holds, are in a battle to prevent the meanings of the two words losing touch with each other. He relates this to reliability and dependence, gratitude, holding and growth. He asks whether care-cure makes too many demands on the practitioner, but rather feels that this kind of professional work is the application of principles learnt at the beginning of our lives.

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