Medical Ethics

Some illnesses are uncool.

That might sound like an inflammatory comment – especially for a medical journal, yet perhaps the biggest concealed fact in medicine is that hierarchies of diseases exist among patients and healthcare professionals. A caste system of illness influences how patients perceive their health complaints, whilst health professionals also hold biases that influence how they treat and rank patients in the medical pecking order.

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  • Thanks for sharing brain fog stopping me for now.

  • Surprised BMJ printed that the times they are a changing and for the better.

  • Thankyou so much for this link.

    Oh the balming effect of validation. If that's all that was on offer at least it would be something to hang on to to stop the spirit from sinking without sight.

  • All too true in my experience!

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