The price of truth

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.671c (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:671
  1. Jack Bavin
  1. Retired consultant psychiatrist Stroud, Gloucester GL5 2LT

    EDITOR,—Graham Pink graphically describes the scandal of the treatment of elderly people in the NHS.1 “To comfort always” is now just a nursing and medical cliche. Pink's story will, of course, continue to be ignored or dismissed: it cannot be true; it must be rare; he exaggerates; he is oversensitive and a trouble maker. In this way we will all …

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