Hubris and the medical profession

I regularly read the BMJ Rapid Responses and find them to provide opportunities to learn and often to challenge any existing understandings that I may have established. The following response was written yesterday by visiting Professor Nadarajah Sreeharan. It is a post on hubris and the medical profession and was given in response to the perspective Foundation of wisdom: “I don’t know”:

I wonder if you have any potential examples of hubris and the medical profession? I have certainly come across medical professionals, particularly on social media, who demonstrate an over-certainty with which I, as a fellow doctor, have often not felt comfortable with:

[quote by Julian Barnes]

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