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Practitioner 2011; 255 (1738): 34

GPs and patients divided by a common language

22 Mar 2011Pais-up subscribers

'There are great advantages and disadvantages in having English as one's native tongue. There is so much less incentive to study a foreign language when so many people around the world have apparently mastered English. But it's all too easy to assume that understanding exists when it doesn't. If America and Britain are two nations divided by a common language the same can also be said about doctors and patients.'

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