Letters Role of the doctor

Behold the factory worker

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39416.367500.BE (Published 06 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1169
  1. Jane A Calne, honorary senior lecturer
  1. 1UEA School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice, Norwich NR4 7TJ
  1. agacalne{at}ukonline.co.uk

    The foundation year 1 (F1) doctor’s role is like that of a factory worker.1 He or she must look at the patient simply as a product on the conveyor belt of the NHS factory. All empathic sentiments must be left with their coats when the workers clock in at 8.30 am. Any …

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