Patients' rightsBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.671 (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:671
- E B McGinnis, special advisera
- a Mencap National Centre, London EC1Y 0RT
I would always advise a patient, or a relative acting on behalf of a patient, to insist on a second opinion if there is an apparently good reason for questioning the first opinion. I would always advise any doctor dealing with a dispute about treatment in circumstances where there is no legal requirement for a second opinion to seek an advisory second opinion. There are two important reasons for this …
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