Views & Reviews The Bigger Picture


BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1134
  1. Mary E Black, public health physician, Belgrade, Serbia
  1. drmaryblack{at}

I worry about lots of things these days—my career, my pension, my elderly mother, how my children are doing at school (very well so far . . . but who knows?), road crashes, passive smoking, wrinkles, medical autonomy, insane world politics, global warming.

While I worry a lot, there are some things that I do not need to worry about. I do not need to work for the minimum wage. I do not need to work for less than the minimum wage. I have more than one legal passport and do not need …

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