Causes problems for doctors

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7040.1228b (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1228
  1. Sarah J Pearce
  1. Consultant in thoracic and general medicine Dryburn Hospital, Durham DH1 5TW

    EDITOR,—Until I read Luisa Dillner's article on shackling prisoners in hospital1 I was not aware that doctors have the right to request the removal of restraints for the purpose of treatment, and I wonder whether prison officers are aware of …

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