I just wanted to be a doctor: We need to be more than “just” doctors

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.446 (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:446
  1. Jonathan R Benger, consultant in emergency medicine (Jonathan.Benger@ubht.nhs.uk)
  1. United Bristol Healthcare Trust

    EDITOR—Hunt articulates the feelings of many doctors on discovering that the effective practice of modern medicine requires a range of skills beyond the provision of direct clinical care.1 Her slightly delayed entry into medicine may explain why this issue is troubling her now, rather than later in her career: certainly these are sentiments I hear more commonly from …

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