Dermatological games: Part 2. What has changed 40 years on?
In this two-part report, we review and critically appraise ‘Dermatological games’ by J. A. Cotterill, a seminal article published in 1981, which attempted to explain the interaction between dermatologists and patients using Berne’s game theory. Part 1 described and critically appraised the educational value of Cotterill’s original list of games in relation to how they apply to dermatology practice. In Part 2, a list of new ‘games’ that might be observed in current dermatological practice is introduced. The relevance of Cotterill’s paper and an explanation for why his article remains relevant to dermatology practice and training today is scrutinized, in order to stimulate discussion and improve patient care.