“What do doctors say to ‘alternative therapists’ when a patient dies?”

‘What do doctors say to ‘alternative therapists’ when a patient dies? Nothing. We never talk’

and

‘…A doctor can face reprimand for inadvertent error but an alternative practitioner can get away with intentional harm…
This is not a reason to excuse the former but to regulate the latter.’

Ranjana Srivastava, The Guardian, Monday, 2 March 2015 – read more at:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/03/what-do-doctors-say-to-alternative-therapists-when-a-patient-dies-nothing-we-never-talk

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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