DH Agent - as if !
Anonymous | 21-May-2013 5:18 pm It is very interesting - and this has gone way off topic ! But my reading of English law, post Mental Capacity Act (MCA), is that 'historical best interests' has effectively disappeared: clinicians are now apparently responsible for negligence during the provision of any treatment the patient accepts (or is 'accepted' via section 4 of the MCA), but are not responible for the bad decisions made by patients. And there is a contradiction between the medical concept of 'soft paternalism' and things like the law and the GMC's description of the patient-doctor interaction - this really does need to be sorted out, in my opinion.
It was, of course, aspersions I am resisting having cast in my direction.
This 'compromise' was widely touted a while ago, when he was being criticised from most sides.
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tinkerbell | 21-May-2013 7:57 am I remember the Monty Python sketch from its original broadcast.
tinkerbell | 21-May-2013 7:43 am Tink, farmers are often VERY strong, even into their seventies - might explain the handshake ! tinkerbell | 21-May-2013 8:18 am Well done - hope it all goes well.