27 September 2003 (Vol 327, Issue 7417)

Editor's Choice

Communicating risk: the main work of doctors

BMJ 2003;327:0.7 (Published 25 September 2003)

News

Bullying and harassment rife in Manchester unit, report says

BMJ 2003;327:697.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Doctor sentenced for manslaughter of leukaemia patient

BMJ 2003;327:697.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

In brief

BMJ 2003;327:698.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

WHO issues global alert after grim report on HIV/AIDS

BMJ 2003;327:698.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

NICE recommends photodynamic therapy for certain patients with macular degeneration

BMJ 2003;327:698.3 (Published 25 September 2003)

Claim that smallpox vaccine protects against HIV is premature, say critics

BMJ 2003;327:699.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Infectious disease expert is indicted on 69 charges

BMJ 2003;327:699.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Genetic databank launches ethics framework

BMJ 2003;327:700.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

A cigarette by any other name kills just as well

BMJ 2003;327:701.3 (Published 25 September 2003)

The quality enforcer

BMJ 2003;327:702.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Editorials

Communicating risks

BMJ 2003;327:691 (Published 25 September 2003)

The role of risk communication in shared decision making

BMJ 2003;327:692 (Published 25 September 2003)

Patients' understanding of risk

BMJ 2003;327:693 (Published 25 September 2003)

Teaching medical students and doctors how to communicate risk

BMJ 2003;327:694 (Published 25 September 2003)

Making sense of risk information on the web

BMJ 2003;327:695 (Published 25 September 2003)

Letters

This week's Letters section

Communicating risks through analogies

BMJ 2003;327:749 (Published 25 September 2003)

Reliability of PSA testing remains unclear

BMJ 2003;327:750.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Balancing benefits and harms in health care:

BMJ 2003;327:750.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Balancing benefits and harms in health care:

BMJ 2003;327:750.3 (Published 25 September 2003)

Increase in mortality in Russia in the 1990s:

BMJ 2003;327:751.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Increase in mortality in Russia in the 1990s:

BMJ 2003;327:751.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Effect of NSAIDs on risk of Alzheimer's disease:

BMJ 2003;327:751.3 (Published 25 September 2003)

Effect of NSAIDs on risk of Alzheimer's disease:

BMJ 2003;327:751.4 (Published 25 September 2003)

Effect of NSAIDs on risk of Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 2003;327:752.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Statistical interpretation can also bias research evidence

BMJ 2003;327:752.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Interpretation of randomised trials is indeed open to debate

BMJ 2003;327:752.3 (Published 25 September 2003)

Black report remains helpful to government

BMJ 2003;327:752.4 (Published 25 September 2003)

Obituaries

This week's Obituaries section

Josefina Bautista Magno

BMJ 2003;327:753.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Frederic John Aumonier

BMJ 2003;327:753.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

John Ralph Graham Bastable

BMJ 2003;327:754.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

John Gerard Joseph (“Gerry”) Cavanagh

BMJ 2003;327:754.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Richard Hugh Trevor Davies

BMJ 2003;327:754.3 (Published 25 September 2003)

Malcolm Smith Harvey

BMJ 2003;327:754.4 (Published 25 September 2003)

John Edward Hornett

BMJ 2003;327:754.5 (Published 25 September 2003)

Joan Lemkin (née Casserley)

BMJ 2003;327:754.6 (Published 25 September 2003)

John Gilbert Perry

BMJ 2003;327:754.7 (Published 25 September 2003)

James Challoner Wood

BMJ 2003;327:754.8 (Published 25 September 2003)

Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2003;327:758 (Published 25 September 2003)

Fillers

Herbal tea helps reduce the pain of acute pharyngitis

BMJ 2003;327:0.6 (Published 25 September 2003)

The prolongation of life

BMJ 2003;327:715 (Published 25 September 2003)

Who invented that bleeping thing?

BMJ 2003;327:719 (Published 25 September 2003)

Submitting articles to the BMJ

BMJ 2003;327:720.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Automobiles for medical men

BMJ 2003;327:740 (Published 25 September 2003)

Edinburgh medical students 1872

BMJ 2003;327:744 (Published 25 September 2003)

From cardiac anaesthetist to humanist officiant

BMJ 2003;327:748 (Published 25 September 2003)

Clinical Reviews

Understanding sensitivity and specificity with the right side of the brain

BMJ 2003;327:716 (Published 25 September 2003)

A 2 year old child with rash and fever

BMJ 2003;327:720.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Unexplained infertility, endometriosis, and fibroids

BMJ 2003;327:721 (Published 25 September 2003)

News roundup [abridged versions appear in the paper journal]

News extra [these stories appear only on the web]

Millennium development goals will not be met, charities say

BMJ 2003;327:702.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

New commission on HIV/AIDS and governance in Africa is launched

BMJ 2003;327:702.3 (Published 25 September 2003)

Report warns of danger of genetic discrimination in the workplace

BMJ 2003;327:702.4 (Published 25 September 2003)

Delays in discharge affect 3500 elderly patients a day

BMJ 2003;327:702.5 (Published 25 September 2003)

Kaposi's sarcoma virus implicated in primary pulmonary hypertension

BMJ 2003;327:702.6 (Published 25 September 2003)

European experts differ on neonatal intensive care

BMJ 2003;327:702.7 (Published 25 September 2003)

Papers

Primary care

Education and debate

Communication and miscommunication of risk: understanding UK parents' attitudes to combined MMR vaccination

BMJ 2003;327:725 (Published 25 September 2003)

How can doctors communicate information about risk more effectively?

BMJ 2003;327:728 (Published 25 September 2003)

Influence of the law on risk and informed consent

BMJ 2003;327:731 (Published 25 September 2003)

informed consent and risk communication in France

BMJ 2003;327:734 (Published 25 September 2003)

communicating risk in the United Kingdom

BMJ 2003;327:735 (Published 25 September 2003)

Risk communication in practice: the contribution of decision aids

BMJ 2003;327:736 (Published 25 September 2003)

Simple tools for understanding risks: from innumeracy to insight

BMJ 2003;327:741 (Published 25 September 2003)

Strategies to help patients understand risks

BMJ 2003;327:745 (Published 25 September 2003)

Reviews

This week's Reviews section

Breast

BMJ 2003;327:755.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

The New Medical Conversation: Media, Patients, Doctors, and the Ethics of Scientific Communication

BMJ 2003;327:755.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Reporting risk–that's entertainment

BMJ 2003;327:756 (Published 25 September 2003)

Risk, statistics, and the individual

BMJ 2003;327:757.1 (Published 25 September 2003)

Duty doctor

BMJ 2003;327:757.2 (Published 25 September 2003)

Corrections