Leave The White Coat At The Door

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There is a lot of symbolism and respect within the white coat for medical professionals. It’s a symbol of knowledge, of a lot of learning, and carries a lot of esteem and recognition. After all, medical professionals earn the right to wear the white coat, with years of study and field experience to establish their role as an expert.

It is not an easy role nor an easy pathway to reach the role of medical professional, and this should be respected. But along with the respect that the white coat should deserve comes sometimes an unwanted side effect – white coat syndrome.

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Lived vs Learned Experience – The Role of Patients in Research         

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I recent wrote an article for Rare Revolution magazine – “Engaging Patients To Shape The Research Of The Future”, explicitly talking about how  the shape of research is changing, with more and more focus now turning to consultation of patient organisations in developing clinical research. 

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