Respect: a journalist's guideBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7352.1531/a (Published 22 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1531
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
According to a recent poll of radio listeners, doctors are the most respected profession in the United Kingdom. The least respected are MPs, estate agents, government ministers, lawyers, and—fifth from bottom—journalists.
Doctors are not ones to gloat or to advise those 12 000 Today listeners to get a life. Instead, our hearts go out to the poor journalists, who have put so much effort into advising everyone else how to do their jobs …