Letters Forum for young doctors to express feelings about patients

All doctors would benefit from a forum to reflect on practice

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1335 (Published 08 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1335
  1. Rachel Morris, professionalism lead and general practitioner1,
  2. Mark Lillicrap, sub dean for curriculum and consultant rheumatologist1
  1. 1University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, Box 113, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
  1. rm374{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

While we agree with Hawkins that forums for junior doctors to express their feelings without condemnation are vitally needed,1 we suggest that senior clinicians could benefit from these too.

In Cambridge, we run such forums—“professional practice groups” (PPGs), reflective small groups of five to six students. When facilitated well, these groups …

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