Doctors are tending to be perceived as inherently badBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.407-a (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:407
- Francesco Carelli (email@example.com), national representative
- EURACT Council, Italian College of General Practitioners, 20123 Milan, Italy
EDITOR—In his editor's choice Smith describes how doctors are mangled by “justice.”1 What's bad is bad, what's wrong is wrong, and wrongdoing has to be recognised and criminality punished. However, criminalisation of doctors seems to be the new way forward in society and increasingly in Europe.
Daily in Italy media reports mention the neologism “ …