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Bedside Manners

Published: Friday, 7 March 2008

So how do you communicate with someone who is seriously ill?

The first thing to remember is that they may not understand their own responses. It’s not uncommon for people who have been diagnosed with a serious illness to question their sanity.

"I feel as if I’m going out of my mind".

"What’s the matter with me? I can’t seem to think straight".


Natural Health

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Speaking to Someone Who Has a Serious Illness

Published: Friday, 29 February 2008

Most people who are well and never experienced a serious illness themselves are often at a loss for words on how to talk to someone with a serious illness such as cancer, AIDS or heart disease. People tend to work on the basis that if they don’t bring up the subject perhaps the person who is ill won’t either thus sparing everyone the need to face the reality of the situation.


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An Introduction

Published: Tuesday, 5 February 2008

By way of introduction to this column, please allow me tell you a little about myself. Ever since I was a kid, I was passionate, nay obsessive, about my health. I exercised every day, ate all the right foods and kept my weight fighting fit. Swimming, martial arts, athletics, gymnastics. Cricket. I thrived on competition – both against others and against my own benchmarks.