Doctors struggle to define the essence of being a doctor

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1352
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Senior doctors hit a blank last week when they were asked to define their profession and left a sense of dissatisfaction among colleagues at a meeting entitled “Do we still need doctors?”

    Professor Graeme Catto, president of the General Medical Council, said that because of the erosion of boundaries between different healthcare professionals, it was “important that we define more clearly than …

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