Doctors told not to hug patients in case they complain

Doctors are being urged not to comfort patients with a hug in case they complain.They are being warned to ‘err on the side of caution’ as a well-meaning embrace ‘could easily be misinterpreted’.Instead, the Medical Defence Union suggests that if they wish to comfort a patient, they offer a handshake ‘to avoid embarrassment’.The MDU, the UK’s largest body to defend doctors against legal claims, ...