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GPs to help elderly patients at risk of loneliness under new pilot scheme


We are a fractured society and there is a lot of loneliness amongst health care professionals as a well as over-regulation. I used to cover acute geriatrics but was told that I should not spend too much time talking to my patients. Humanity and respect is part of the caring professions but I do understand my limitations and that of the system. I do not think social work are able to deal with the issue, perhaps Age Concern. As for mental health, statistically young men in this society are most likely to kill themselves and usually quite a violent manner.

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03 Jun 2016

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