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Fillers A memorable case

Can we learn anything from Monty Python?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:292
  1. Alan J Grant (, specialist registrar
  1. Raignore Hospital, Inverness

    I would like to relate a valuable lesson that I learnt about communication. One day I went to review a patient in HDU (high dependency unit) to be told that he had arrested in recovery. I asked the staff nurse rather dejectedly, “Did he not make …

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