Letters Forcing treatment on patients

Guidelines, please

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6657 (Published 23 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6657
  1. Peter L Hall, chair, Doctors for Human Rights1
  1. 1Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0BE, UK
  1. peterhall{at}doctorsforhumanrights.org

The court judgment requiring that a woman without capacity be forced, under restraint, to undergo life saving treatment for aplastic anaemia represents but the tip of an iceberg.1 Thousands of people with a learning disability need to be restrained to benefit from essential procedures, ranging from toenail cutting …

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