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[Comment] Preventing violent extremism: the role of doctors

Confidentiality and trust are at the heart of the relationship between doctor and patient. Yet, a new Open Society Justice Initiative report, Eroding Trust: the UK’s Prevent Counter-Extremism Strategy in Health and Education,1 published on Oct 19, 2016, shows that this relationship, and its confidentiality and trust, are under threat, particularly for doctors working in parts of the UK with substantial Muslim populations.