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Letters Primary palliative care

Providing palliative medicine consultants with GP skills

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4121 (Published 13 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4121

Re: Providing palliative medicine consultants with GP skills

The article concerned with training and "best care" was accompanied by a photograph of a patient whose chest was being auscultated through her nightdress. This is not acceptable clinical practice - in any specialty - and its appearance in the BMJ may erroneously encourage doctors or trainees to believe it is.

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 June 2019
David Cove
Retired consultant physician
Previously Dorset County Hospital
Dorchester