Dorothy and her doctors

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 15 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3695
  1. John Spencer, consultant psychiatrist, NSW Health Services, Kangaroo Valley, NSW, Australia
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    Dorothy had been our neighbour for several years and had lived alone since the death of her husband 10 years previously. Despite her fierce wish to remain independent and self sufficient, she had recently been admitted to the local hospital for assesment of …

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