Self help groups: the fourth estate in medicine?

  title={Self help groups: the fourth estate in medicine?},
  author={S. M. Lock},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={293 6562},
  • S. M. Lock
  • Published 1986 in British medical journal
we should add these as the fourth estate in medicine to Sir Theodore Fox's "greater medical profession."' To try to make up my own mind about the role of self help groups I saw some dozen people directly concerned with them and read some of the excellent academic analyses.`' I looked at many of their publications and also circulated almost 70 doctors from the BMJ's list of referees with a questionnaire asking them about their knowledge of, as well as their attitudes towards, these groups. How… CONTINUE READING

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