Prognosis or Prophecy?

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This book chapter was originally published as:

Gordon, J. (2014). Prognosis or prophecy? In J. Gordon, J. Macnaughton, & C. E. Rudebeck (Eds.), Medical humanities companion Vol 4 Prognosis (pp. 67-78). London, England: Radcliffe Publishing.

ISBN: 9781846195556


This chapter contemplates the challenge of the prognosis, of looking ahead, wondering what will happen, and attempting to make sense of life and death.


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© 2014 Jill Gordon, Jane Macnaughton and Carl Edvard Rudebeck

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