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Letters Speaking truth to power

Speaking truth to power is emotionally demanding

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 17 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o91
  1. Ananta Dave, medical director and consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
  1. Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lincoln, UK
  1. Ananta.Dave{at}

I read Godlee’s last Editor’s Choice with a mixture of anticipation and sadness.1 We will miss her voice at the helm of The BMJ. It’s difficult to disagree with what’s been said about the need to speak truth to power, now more than ever, and the courage and persistence it takes …

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