Would you use the F-word with a patient?

A recent study found that medical students feel straightjacketed by the focus their universities put on medical “professionalism”, which they say is far removed from the real world where "good doctors" may swear.

Focus groups with 50 senior students saw many cite examples of good doctors under whom they had trained who would not be classed as traditionally 'professional'.

One student wrote about a model GP who had a brilliant rapport with miners in a remote town because he swore like one of them.

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