Risking Censure, and the Ontology of Misconduct

An article in a recent BMJ has caught my eye: Yates and James’ “Risk Factors at Medical School for Subsequent Professional Misconduct: Multicentre Retrospective Case-Control Study”.  Based on an admittedly-small sample, it suggests that male sex, lower estimated social class, and poor early performance at medical school were independent risk factors for subsequent professional misconduct. […]

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Muslims! MRSA! or: How Journalism Works

The increasingly-tabloid Freethinker is running an indignant story about how – apparently – rules about bare arms have allegedly been relaxed for Muslim staff within the NHS (scroll down a bit – they’re indignant about quite a lot). Female staff who follow the Islamic faith will be allowed to cover their arms to preserve their modesty […]

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