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It's the PITS—a worthwhile extra for doctors in training

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 11 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:958
  1. Una M Macfadyen, consultant paediatrician, Stirling,
  2. Annette Greenwood, counselling psychologist, Leicester

    “It was years ago when I was a house officer but I still get angry just thinking about it. That consultant had no right to say that to me.”

    When is the right time to talk about feelings when you are starting out in medicine? How do you find out what is normal about being angry with colleagues, patients, or relatives? What right does a junior registrar have to disagree on matters of ethics? If you do speak up how will your present and future job prospects be affected? When is it safe to voice concerns and can you trust …

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