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Belief in Doctors?

Belief in Doctors?

by John Hayward Dr Richard Scott is appealling against a formal warning from the General Medical Council for suggesting a patient could find solace in Jesus, following a complaint made by the patient’s mother. The GMC’s guidance is clear that doctors should not normally discuss their personal beliefs with patients ‘unless those beliefs are directly […]

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Health and society

Health and society

Nick Spencer, June 2003 The bloody face of an unknown 94 year-old woman dominated the news in late January 2002. Having  fallen in her Stoke Newington flat and gashed open her head, Rose Addis was taken to the Whittington Hospital in north London where she sat unwashed in casualty for three days. Mrs Addis’s ordeal […]

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