Study questions ethics of covert medicationBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7258.402 (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:402
- Jenny Blythe
Carers of patients with dementia believe that it is sometimes justified to give medication secretly, a new study says. Nearly three quarters of care units surveyed admitted giving drugs, hidden in food or drink, without consent from patients. Moreover, 96% of carers in the community believed that the practice was sometimes justifiable, although most believed …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial