“flattering and gratifying”

Professor Rob Howard has stated that he finds it “flattering and gratifying” to cause distress to others on social media.  On Twitter his provocative behaviour is regularly unpleasant and often … Continue reading “flattering and gratifying”

“If they stopped listening to industry”

Recently, Dr Helen Salisbury, shared in her BMJ perspective some personal thoughts on the influence of industry on human health [please note: Dr Salisbury was considering industry-influence at its widest … Continue reading “If they stopped listening to industry”

Language matters

[A comment on ‘Facing your doubter head on . . .’ a blog by Wendy Mitchell] Dr Peter J Gordon, 19 July 2022 Thank you Wendy for sharing your experience … Continue reading Language matters

Revisiting language that disempowers patients

In this BMJ Analysis, Caitríona Cox and Zoë Fritz argue that outdated medical language that casts doubt, belittles, or blames patients jeopardises the therapeutic relationship and is overdue for change. … Continue reading Revisiting language that disempowers patients