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'Striking is just something doctors should not do'


There are so many things wrong with this rant that I don't even know where to start. Sorry but I won't call it an article. It's poorly written, irrational and presents personal opinions without any tangible evidence. How do you define professionalism and what makes striking for your rights unprofessional? We were not enlightened! There's an issue of trust between the BMA and the DOH. Understatement of the year and btw we are talking about Drs and Junior Drs here, not just the BMA. The issues with discharge summaries have variable and wide ranging factors. It's over simplistic, derogatory and inflammatory to blame it on junior Drs attitude. There was no need for it. Its junior Drs who gave to deal with their new contract and conditions not us. It's unjust for us to judge them with our tainted glasses. The argument that the good or bad old days should be a benchmark for professionalism or best behaviour is illogical. It's the same as saying that the child abuse or domestic abuse should be allowed as it used to happen in the good old days. Frankly, I am appalled that the Pulse can publish such a poor piece of writing. I can also write a similar disjointed piece in Govts favour. Would you publish it? Dear sir,you should have been allowed to keep your inglorious opinions into the deepest and darkest confines of your brain rather than tormenting so many of your colleagues.

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16 Jan 2016

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