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Living and working with chronic illness – perspectives from a patient, who happens to be a doctor.

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity“1

. 1. Preamble to the Constitution of WHO as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19 June – 22 July 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of WHO, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948.