Letters Institutional racism

Editorial is unduly provocative

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39176.421435.3A (Published 12 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:761
  1. Cornelius Ani, specialist registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry1,
  2. Obeagaeli Ani, locum consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist2
  1. 1Academic Unit of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Imperial College, London W2 1PG
  2. 2Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, Elstree Way Clinic, Borehamwood WD6 1JT
  1. c.ani{at}imperial.ac.uk

    As black psychiatrists working in the NHS, we find McKenzie and Bhui's editorial unhelpful and unduly provocative.1 For example, although it is possible that racism has a role in increasing detention rates among black patients, the editorial ignores other well established …

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