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Encouraging insensitivity in doctors is not an option

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1038
  1. D B Double, consultant psychiatrist (
  1. Norfolk Mental Health Care NHS Trust, Norwich NR6 5BE

    EDITOR—There may be a sense in which being a caring doctor may be bad for you, as suggested by Sweet in her report of a study into the psychological health of students from University of Sydney medical programme.1 …

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