Letters Theme issue for patients

Negative stereotypes are becoming ingrained in national psyche

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7412.449 (Published 21 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:449
  1. Remy McConvey, senior house officer psychiatry (mcconvey@bigfoot.com)
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL

    EDITOR–I found the patients' issue thoroughly depressing.1 As a doctor in training, I am presented, on a daily basis, with evidence implying that doctors are, variously, self serving, arrogant, poor communicators, unconcerned with their patients, lazy, insufficiently expert, dangerous, negligent, in the pay of big business, reactionary, Luddite, …

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