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Letters Kindness: an underrated currency

Value of kindness: “I went to the doctor and he didn’t even look at me”

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 23 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m225
  1. Sebastian Kraemer, honorary consultant
  1. Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London NW3 5BA, UK
  1. kraemer{at}

The title of Klaber and Bailey’s editorial, Kindness: an underrated currency, conceals a greater wisdom embedded in the text—namely, the promotion in medical practice of “relationships, connections, challenge, and trust” and “gentle honesty in discussions.” …

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