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Half of Dutch doctors cried at work last year, survey finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6754 (Published 11 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6754
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. 1Utrecht

Nearly half of Dutch doctors have cried at work, and a quarter have cried in the presence of their patients, a study by researchers at Tilburg University in the Netherlands has shown. Doctors found this “undesirable” but not necessarily “unprofessional.”

The confidential inquiry, published in the Dutch Medical Association’s journal Medisch Contact, gathered responses from 776 doctors in primary and secondary care, approached …

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