Patient partnership is just one aspect of treating patientsBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7229.252/a (Published 22 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:252
- John S Kirkham, consultant surgeon
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EDITOR—The issue focusing on patient partnership contains 19 readers' letters, many relating directly to patient partnership issues and all of them at least somewhat.1 Five of these letters come from people whose stated occupational position suggests that they are at the coal face, and 12 come from authors who write from academic institutions or units or some variety of think tank.
Overall, the practitioners at the coal face seem …