Is there freedom of speech in the medical profession?BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1484 (Published 08 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1484
- Claire Hilton, old age psychiatrist1
- 1CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, London NW1 7QY, UK
Although the BMJ briefly and objectively mentioned the ombudsman’s report,1 2 the medical profession is all too muted. Geriatric nurses seem afraid to support the critics, and some doctors report feeling powerless to change things. I would have expected far more anger and outrage. But the truth is unpalatable and people recoil …
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