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By David Seedhouse
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TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL?

TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL?

You are on placement in a community mental health placement. One of the service users tells you and your mentor that she is not taking her medication as prescribed. She has a history of relapse when she fails to take medication. She says it makes her drowsy and interferes with her ability to look after her children. What would be your response?

Do you agree with the proposal below?

From: Communication in Healthcare: A guide for compassionate and collaborative practice (Iris Gault et al, University of Kingston)

It is proposed that you must report the patient to her doctor