Among Health, Illness and Time: Chronic Disease, Waiting Time, Recovery, Perception of Time and Resting Time

  • Maria Giulia Marini


Nobody ever seems to have enough time: there are only 24 h in a day, and yet, we continue to struggle to squeeze countless things into our already busy schedules. Healthcare professionals are no different, and as everyone else in this ever more efficiency-driven society, they are asked to push their limits constantly further. Time, or rather shortage of time, is a constant mantra. The shorter the visits are, the larger the productivity. So how is it feasible to even consider embracing a new activity like the practice of NM? Where could they possibly find the time to practise the art of listening, the tools for reflective writing, the moving forwards from disease to illness and giving each patient a central role and so right time as proposed by NM? Time is finite.

Keywords of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage

A moment A long time I live the time You live the time Kind of time Do little Feel ‘more’ good (better) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Giulia Marini
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  1. 1.Department of Healthcare InnovationFondazione ISTUDMilanItaly

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