Let children cry

Patrick D. McGorry, Debra J. Rickwood, Ian B. Hickie

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Abstract

We believe that Jureidini1 challenges one of the fundamental ethical principles of medicine; namely, a doctor's duty to relieve suffering whenever possible. While we willingly accept this principle when dealing with physical pain, why should it be called into question when dealing with mental suffering? For young people and families directly affected by suicidal behaviour, social isolation, exclusion from education and employment, and worsening mental and physical health, a staged approach to intervention is entirely appropriate.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1
Number of pages1
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume202
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Psychological Stress
Mental Health
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Pain

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McGorry, Patrick D. ; Rickwood, Debra J. ; Hickie, Ian B. / Let children cry. In: Medical Journal of Australia. 2015 ; Vol. 202, No. 8. pp. 1.
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Let children cry. / McGorry, Patrick D.; Rickwood, Debra J.; Hickie, Ian B.

In: Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 202, No. 8, 01.01.2015, p. 1.

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