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A delicate gesture

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 22 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1142
  1. Rhian Katherine James, GP registrar, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals, Wexham, UK

A magnificent bunch of flowers is brought to my office, paraded through the waiting room of afternoon patients, a glorious ensemble of delicate tulips and petals overflowing with thanks. Pride swells as I receive them.

I am a new registrar to the practice, and I have stumbled my way through my first few months. My trainer is always encouraging, but this …

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