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Time for humanity from doctors towards patients
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    Compassion and Communication are the key
    • Huw C Morgan, Consultant in International Family Practice Education and Development

    Dear Editor

    Professor Nolan deserves congratulation on his excellent editorial on the need for humanity from doctors towards patients. As someone who has been involved for years in educating Family Doctors in both the UK and developing countries I fully endorse all that he says. Experience of Family Medicine development in many developing countries confirms that where there has been no culture of compassion or comm...

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