I am writing to commend Dr Richardson for his recent excellent editorial about attitudes [BCMJ 2009;51(9):380]. As an old-timer, I am often amazed and embarrassed at stories I hear about the behavior of many of our health care professionals—including and especially MDs.
I would suggest that your editorial should find a place in the medical school curriculum, for students about to graduate, and also to residents finishing their specialty training.
I hope you’ll publish it again in the future, to remind health care workers of the special role they have in people’s lives.
Thank you for bringing this problem to light.
—Alexander Boggie, MD
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