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GPs told not to be too helpful

16th January 2009

A doctor has advised GPs not to "go the extra mile" to help patients and said they should keep "a healthy emotional disengagement".

Dr Jim Rodger, of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland wrote in the union's magazine that they had seen many cases of doctors giving prescriptions for outlawed medication, such as coproxamol, because patients were putting them under pressure. He added: "A natural increased level of compassion for people in difficult circumstances may blind the doctor to the risk of overly close involvement with matters that are not strictly clinical."

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Article Information

Title: GPs told not to be too helpful
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9849
Date Added: 16th Jan 2009


The Telegraph

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