Who's the boss?

Gabrielle Lis

The health and wellbeing of people with chronic illness improves when they become 'self-managers'. Are there lessons here for RTW?

For the first six months of our acquaintance, the boy who lived next door to me in my first home-away-from-home - a university dorm run by sadists with a penchant for 2am fire drills - was a human puzzle I couldn’t solve. I never quite knew what to expect from my neighbour, Rob. Rob was often friendly, enthusiastic and generous but sometimes, for no particular reason I could see, he would swerve into a mood of intimidating grouchiness, bec...

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Published 08 August, 2010 | Updated 14 February, 2023