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Old 11-18-2007, 03:29 PM
Mr Ian
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Indeed, I'm with P/J. I work in mental health and we regularly document contradictory notes to medics if we think different.

As for not seeing the patient at all.. I once had a consultant psych who promised to see a patient after the pt requested it, but he failed to do so after 3 days. Friday afternoon I escorted the patient to the consultants office in the sacred hallows of the admin department and left him there with him.

I've often asked for a medic to come and review a patient and they try and fob me off with either a verbal order or some excuse when I really need the pt to be seen. I just tell them that's fine, I'll document you didn't have time to come see them and treatment was with held.

So far I've never actually had to do that.
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