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Observations Ethics Man

How to be a cool headed clinician

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3980 (Published 08 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3980

Re: How to be a cool headed clinician

Dr Sokol, maybe there is a typographical error in the sentence below, if not perhaps you could clarify what you mean by:

"A degree of dispassion is needed to maintain a medical gaze not blurred by too great a concern for the patient as a person."

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 July 2012
Craig B Dalton
Public Health Physician
Conjoint, University of Newcastle
Newcastle, NSW, Australia