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Explaining all without causing unnecessary harm: Is there scope for positively framing medical risk information?

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Explaining all without causing unnecessary harm: Is there scope for positively framing medical risk information? / Webster, R. K.; Weinman, J.; Rubin, G. J.

In: Patient Education and Counseling, Vol. 102, No. 3, 13.03.2019, p. 602-603.

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Webster, RK, Weinman, J & Rubin, GJ 2019, 'Explaining all without causing unnecessary harm: Is there scope for positively framing medical risk information?', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 602-603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2018.09.014

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Webster, R. K., Weinman, J., & Rubin, G. J. (2019). Explaining all without causing unnecessary harm: Is there scope for positively framing medical risk information? Patient Education and Counseling, 102(3), 602-603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2018.09.014

Vancouver

Webster RK, Weinman J, Rubin GJ. Explaining all without causing unnecessary harm: Is there scope for positively framing medical risk information? Patient Education and Counseling. 2019 Mar 13;102(3):602-603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2018.09.014

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Webster, R. K. ; Weinman, J. ; Rubin, G. J. / Explaining all without causing unnecessary harm: Is there scope for positively framing medical risk information?. In: Patient Education and Counseling. 2019 ; Vol. 102, No. 3. pp. 602-603.

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