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Lifting expectations brings results

Julian Fernando

Advice for health professionals about the best attitudes for patients to adopt on the road to recovery.

Take Home Messages: A patient's expectations about getting better are just as important as their physical symptoms. In general, patients with low expectations for improvement in their condition will have the poorest recovery, while those with the highest expectations will have the best recovery. The more a patient can be influenced to believe they will make a full recovery, the more likely they are to recover completely.  However, it ...

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