“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”

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In this BMJ Analysis, Caitríona Cox and Zoë Fritz argue that outdated medical language that casts doubt, belittles, or blames patients jeopardises the therapeutic relationship and is overdue for change.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

Carefully chosen to justify the contributor’s view point

These days I am a gardener.  Sometimes I am reminded of my previous occupation.  For 25 years I worked as an NHS psychiatrist. In my training I was taught how … Continue reading Carefully chosen to justify the contributor’s view point

An extraordinary divide

These days I am a gardener.  Sometimes I am reminded of my previous occupation.  For 25 years I worked as an NHS psychiatrist. In my training I was taught how … Continue reading An extraordinary divide