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Letters I never asked to be ICE’d

ICEs require skilled communication

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 15 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4393
  1. John E Sandars, professor in medical education
  1. Medical School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2RX, UK
  1. j.e.sandars{at}

Snow clearly highlights the amateur attempts to identify a person’s belief system.1 The scene described is reminiscent of watching a fledgling magician perform a trick, where the audience simply cringes at what they see.

I remember the days when David Pendleton and colleagues enthusiastically introduced the concept of ICEs (ideas, concerns, and expectations) into …

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