Letters Copying letters to patients

Doctors should tailor their practice to cater for individual patients' needs

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7412.450-c (Published 21 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:450
  1. Jenny Dale, senior house officer, psychiatry (jennydalliance@yahoo.com),
  2. George Tadros, consultant psychiatrist,
  3. Susan Adams, clinical psychologist,
  4. Nikhila Deshpande, specialist registrar, psychiatry
  1. Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham B15 2QZ

    EDITOR–We agree with some aspects of Essex's article but think that his comments on mental health professionals lack insight.1 Open communication is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship, and we know patients appreciate having written information about their care.2

    A survey we performed of 50 older …

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