Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters ABCD of dignifying care

We need imaginative approaches to training

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 16 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:318
  1. Simon J W Watson, fellow in quality improvement
  1. NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, Coventry House, University of Warwick Campus, Coventry CV4 7AL
  1. simon.watson{at}

    Chochinov's framework may help health professionals to provide more compassionate and respectful care for our patients.1 However, great ideas alone don't always lead to better practice, even when supported by training and re-training.

    We are all taught good practices as students but usually conform with the habits of colleagues and bosses once …

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