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Clinical views and opinions

BMJ Clinical Director, Dr Kieran Walsh is the editorial lead for our medical education and clinical decision support products. He has published over 200 papers in the biomedical literature and regularly contributes to BMJ Opinion with thought-provoking articles on the need for more and better continuous professional development within modern healthcare systems.

Read from a selection of opinions published on global health and global health security below:   

Climate change and infectious diseases. Now might be a good time for a textbook clear-out.

Avian influenza – public perception and public practice. As the disease is so serious, preventive measures must be undertaken.

Face masks to prevent the next pandemic? “I couldn’t wear one – it would be too embarrassing.”

From Cholera to Ebola – mapping infectious diseases. To make the discovery he needed clinical information and a good map.

How far would you go to prevent the next infectious disease pandemic? Would you put yourself to major inconvenience?

The purpose of the above opinion pieces is to educate and to inform, and do not constitute medical advice nor is it intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the author's. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations expressed in this document. Readers should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Users of this document hereby agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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