Should I accept gifts from patients?BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h617 (Published 10 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h617
- Marika Davies, freelance journalist, The BMJ
The offer of a gift from a patient may be more complicated than a simple expression of gratitude. MarikaDavies explores the ethical issues behind accepting gifts from patients
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