Between blind rebuttal and the knacker’s boltBMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4706 (Published 27 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4706
- Alan J Slater, core trainee 1, anaesthetics1
- 1Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE
MacCormick fails to distinguish between suicide as a result of psychiatric illness, an offhand statement (“I wish I could die”), or a rational decision made by someone with capacity who despite prolonged medical and psychological intervention “feels that, on balance, they would rather …
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