38. I did it my way
Fallen out with your doctor or therapist? Feeling fobbed off? These negotiation and conflict-resolution skills help you work with pros, even when you disagree.
Regrettably, like all relationships, your dealings with helpers and healers can go hideously wrong .
I’ve been lucky enough to meet scores of professionals anyone would respect and admire. But I’ve also come across my share of boorish, emotionally gauche and downright odd ones. And, I’m ashamed to say, there have been times I’ve fouled up, and I’m grateful to patients who took the trouble to set me straight.
Experts Ellen Annandale of Warwick University and Kate Hunt of the Medical Research Unit in Glasgow identified four types of disagreements ...