Intended for healthcare professionals



BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 31 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6812

Mea Culpa

Blame is a one-way street, in which we blame others, but not ourselves. But if we are honest with ourselves, we realize that right and wrong, and good and bad, are a two-way street. So let’s have more balanced, honest conversations with ourselves and others, and stop our sanctimonious pretense, because it's a dead-end street that goes nowhere.

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 August 2014
Hugh Mann
New York, USA