Ahead of the times: The changing face of political correctnessBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7120.0k (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:k
- Jeannette Naish, senior lecturer in general practice
A colleague recently told me that the health authority where I used to practise is planning to set up a preconceptual screening and counselling service for haemaglobinopathies. He had a glint in his eye when he said that he reminded the authority that I tried to pilot such a service in my old practice in 1983. This story will be of interest to those who observe how fashions in political correctness change.
I used to practise in an area with an established Afro-Caribbean community and increasing numbers of new arrivals from Cyprus and Turkey. In the …