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GPs should limit suicide information they give to patients, says GMC


This is the infromation era and no one can withold information from patients; this is also their life and their choice. We are told not to encourage or discourage anythin and give patients 'options'. If someone chooses to end their life, they can simply google it and find out how. If the patient is unable to gather the information from the internet or other sources due to disability or lack of skills, and we withold information, what happens to the 'informed decision making' and 'patients choice'?! I think it's cruel not to inform the patient, of course without encouragement or discouragement!

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18 Oct 2012

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