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The big question: do criticisms of the Liverpool Care Pathway detract from the benefits it brings to patients?


Anonymous | 10-Oct-2012 3:16 pm The GMC described te legal principle correctly - as you say, there seems to be divergence in practice. But uncertainty in outcomes, is still something that in theory should be described to the patient, and the patient is the person who considers the uncertainties - nobody seems very keen on describing uncertianties, however. Patients can only be told, what is knowable - telling them what is knowable, is adequate. Not telling patients what you know, probably isn't legally correct, often.

Posted date

11 October, 2012

Posted time

2:31 pm