The help that John does not want

Peter A Roberts
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.00164
Published online: 7 April 2014

In this fictional scenario, could anything have been done to prevent John’s distress? Who should be involved?

John’s parents, Sue and Neville, thought he’d been doing well for a year or so. His schizophrenia had been under control.

  • Peter A Roberts1,2

  • 1 Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW.

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