A paper that changed my practice

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:614
  1. Anne Holmes, general practitioner, Tithebarn Medical Centre, Stockton on Tees
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It was an article in the Observer newspaper about 10 years ago describing how an English and French family had exchanged their 9 year old daughters for six months. Subsequently, my eldest daughter, and then all of my children, went on to do exchanges in France and Germany. You might think that this experience would have little relevance to my practice as a GP, but it shows transformative learning at …

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