Thanks Maha, I’ll have a look at them. More I think about this the more it seems like a complicated control issue. Illness makes a person feel vulnerable and maybe without intending it doctors take on the role of responsibility that sometimes displays as permission to insist patients be dependent. This is a distortion of trust into a type of surrender leading to “learned helplessness” for the patient. Illness takes enough from us. A doctor’s bland reassurances and pouting antics buy no property on my block.