Reviews Soundings

Souls in cages

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7551.1221-a (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1221
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    “Some are like souls in cages. Like, you can see they're there, but they look like they don't want to be.” He tries to elaborate, can't take it much further, but—for a 17 year old on work experience in a nursing home and wanting to be a doctor—perhaps he's done quite well already.

    Where do they come from, these souls in cages? Not sure, but I see too many of them: too often and too easily we fail the souls and …

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