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If people with shared interests do not organise they risk being excluded from decision making

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:646
  1. K McKenzie

    People with similar views and experiences have always formed groups and associations in order to get their views heard. Every large organisation has such associations within it, and the process of reasoned debate between groups is vital if all members are to feel fully involved.

    For this reason I have never been convinced by arguments against minority groups organising associations. Surely these should be welcomed because they are the only way of achieving a reasoned dialogue between those who feel aggrieved and those who are in a position to bring about change.

    If people with shared …

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