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Letters Challenging offensive behaviour

Call-out culture demands perfection from everyone except oneself

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 20 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m158
  1. Santhanam Sundar, consultant oncologist
  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
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Reticence and etiquette hampered “calling out” when face to face interactions were the norm.1 But with the advent of social media, an instantaneous call-out culture, without due consideration of all facts, has become …

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