Caring for Jewish PatientsBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.169 (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:169
- Sabina Dosani, specialist registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Maudsley Hospital, London
Radcliffe Medical Press, £24.95, pp 232
ISBN 1 85775 991 5
A patient looks down and makes poor eye contact. Could he be embarrassed, worried, or depressed? Caring for Jewish Patients offers an alternative explanation: orthodox Jewish patients may avoid eye contact with a doctor of the opposite sex.
Author Joseph Spitzer is an orthodox Jew. He is also a general practitioner in Stamford Hill, north London, home to Europe's largest …