Letters Manners in medicine

What’s in a name?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a687 (Published 15 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a687
  1. Anke Medrington, interpreter and translator
  1. 1Stockport SK4 2QU
  1. ankevondallau{at}googlemail.com

    As a patient I have been quite taken aback that whenever I’ve seen doctors recently they have called me by my first name while introducing themselves by their title and surname. I find it distinctly unhelpful in my interaction …

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