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Letters Professional hierarchies

Subservient nurse stereotype is old fashioned

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5086 (Published 04 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5086
  1. Katherine M Venables, medical academic
  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  1. kate.venables{at}dph.ox.ac.uk

Darbyshire and Thompson make good points about teamwork and the importance of all team members feeling free to raise queries and concerns.1 But it seems simplistic—even quaintly old fashioned—to attribute dysfunctional work cultures to the persistence of …

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