Leading the wayBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7157.523 (Published 22 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:523
- Charlie Knipe, general practitioner
My patient had always been apprehensive about undergoing medical procedures. He came to see me with a broad smile and told me about his recent gastroscopy.
He and five other patients were lined up in beds in the day ward. A rather frail 83 year old woman had been selected to go first. Everyone listened as the nurse …