Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Manners in medicine

What’s in a name?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 15 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a687
  1. Anke Medrington, interpreter and translator
  1. 1Stockport SK4 2QU
  1. ankevondallau{at}

    As a patient I have been quite taken aback that whenever I’ve seen doctors recently they have called me by my first name while introducing themselves by their title and surname. I find it distinctly unhelpful in my interaction …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription