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Conflict in General Practice

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7173.1665 (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1665
  1. Richard Neal
  1. general practitioner and lecturer in primary care research, Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds

    Lynne A Hobden-Clarke, Susan A T Law

    Royal Society of Medicine Press, £17.50, pp 208

    ISBN 0443059365

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    Taken literally, conflict, defined either as a fight or a struggle or as a clashing of opposed principles, pervades medicine. Such conflict ranges from differences of opinion with professional colleagues to dissatisfaction with health service management and ongoing battles with poorly compliant patients. It is all part of a day's work for most doctors. The concept of …

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