Medical memoirs: using patient stories with explicit consentBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6713 (Published 05 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6713
- Matt Morgan, doctor and author
- Sully, UK
Thanks for the fantastic column about the ethics of medical memoirs.1 I wanted to tell you about the approach I used when writing my book (Critical: Science and Stories from the Brink of Life) as I too was concerned about ethics.
I decided to use only individual patient stories that had explicit consent. Initial contact was …