We GPs must never forget the importance of an emotional connection


There are many subtle issues that require consideration of the humanity and circumstances of individual patients, writes Professor Simon Willcock.

We were floating in the clear salt water, Marjorie cradled around the chest by her carer, rocking to the gentle swell of the bay. Periodically she would sigh and say “marvellous, just marvellous”. 

It was the first time I had worked with a patient while wearing board shorts and a rash vest, and it occurred to me that I was possibly breaching some doctor