Letters A crisis of confidence

Failing to explain basics can only undermine confidence

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39535.454410.1F (Published 03 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:736
  1. Michael Keegan, policy adviser
  1. 1General Medical Council, London NW1 3JN
  1. mkeegan{at}gmc-uk.org

    The General Medical Council’s guidance says that most people understand and accept that information must be shared within the healthcare team in order to provide their care, a part of the guidance that Sokol conveniently overlooks.1 2

    Sokol suggests that patients will know this from observing practice in hospitals, and watching medical dramas on television; …

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