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hi friends,30 year old borderline personality patient at A&E following OD has capacity no depression or pspsychosis taken 80 paracetamol not letting sho to do the blood test.saying she wouldnt mind the liver damage.what do you do?

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if she has capacity there's not much you can do. However you would keep reassessing her capacity. Given that she has taken 80 tablets of paracetamol, she would deterriorate further which would effect her capacity to make any decision. Then you can treat her under common law, in her best interest and using the minimum intervention required. One needs to keep in mind her diagnosis and question why she is refusing treatment. Explore that a bit and try establish a therapeutic relationship.

Hope this helps!

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thanks vivacious.

Thank u for ur advise about examiners as well

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