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Letters Effect of emotion on clinical judgment

On emotions and clinical judgment

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 25 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3723
  1. Santhanam Sundar, consultant oncologist
  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
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All sorts of emotions can affect one’s judgment. Every day, everyone makes snap judgments of other people and their environment.1 Doctors, as professionals, do their best to keep an open mind and make informed judgments in their daily working …

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