volume 295, issue 6590, P106-107 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6590.106
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D F Newton

Abstract: may need to be arranged. The provision ofalternative accommodation and ofpractical and financial help varies throughout Britain, and often the Support burden is placed on the partners and families. In small communities the burden may weigh heavy, particularly ifconfidentiality is to be ensured. Support must be subtle, consistent, and Loved ones can also suffer the stigma ofthe disease and may be ostracised confidential by neighbours and colleagues. Partners may harbour the fear ofdeveloping Possible members of…

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