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Is it ethical for doctors to strike?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 19 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5597
  1. Marika Davies, freelance journalist
  1. daviesburdett{at}


Marika Davies considers ethical aspects of strikes by medical professionals around the world


  • Competing interests: I have read and understood BMJ’s policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interest: I am employed as a medicolegal adviser by Medical Protection.

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