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Obstacles to Cure and Morbid Gain

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Stephan Heinrich Nolte

Keywords: disease healing prerequisites obstacles to cure profit resilience

SummaryThe term “obstacles to cure” can be helpful to explain why in some sick or ill-feeling patients health maintenance and healing processes fail. Such obstacles to cure can be found as well on a mechanical, functional-physiological, immunological and psychic level. The latter is of utmost importance in family medicine and has to be recognized, as disease-profit in all its dimensions is a major obstacle to well-being. A dynamic attitude taking time axis and prospective observation into account is imperative and feasible. Such an attitude is mandatory to respect the rule of doing no harm. Keywordsobstacles to cure; healing prerequisites; resilience; disease profit


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(State: 16.03.2020)

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  • What does Medical Professionalism Mean?
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  • Obstacles to Cure and Morbid Gain