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To be or not to be discharged: an ethical dilemma

  • Anita Kotak (a1), Faiz Noore (a1), Kamal Muthiah (a1), Farooqh Raffique (a1) and Ulrike Schmidt (a1)...
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We describe the problems encountered in dealing with a ‘discharge refuser’ in the context of recent government guidelines on good practice in the discharge of mentally disordered people.

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Department of Health (1994). Guidance on the Discharge of Mentally Disordered People and their Continuing Care in the Community. NHS Executive HSG (94) 27.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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To be or not to be discharged: an ethical dilemma

  • Anita Kotak (a1), Faiz Noore (a1), Kamal Muthiah (a1), Farooqh Raffique (a1) and Ulrike Schmidt (a1)...
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