Some memorable advice

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1407
  1. D D R Williams, consultant psychiatrist
  1. Swansea

    Advocates of protocols and guidelines find it difficult to accept that there are occasions when the best outcome is achieved by the opposite of what received wisdom generally dictates. I learnt this soon after becoming a consultant.

    During our weekly assessment meeting, my occupational therapist colleague showed me a letter addressed to “The Therapist.” It was well written, short, and to the point. The author had read in the Sunday Times about “primal therapy,” a treatment that initially placed great emphasis …

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