Patients' trust must be respectedBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.935b (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:935
- Graham Ness
- General practitioner Department of Psychiatry, St James's Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF
EDITOR,—When I empathised with the patient in the medicolegal case discussed by John Mitchell and others (that is, I considered what I might feel if I were her) I felt that I too would have been perturbed.1 Putting aside complex issues of consent, I hope that a simple emphatic account of her experience and a comment may elucidate the core problem of her complaint.
“As a married woman of 22, I went in for a straightforward tooth extraction, …