April 2019: Confidentiality and driving

Clinical files: My elderly patient may attempt suicide after finding out they no longer meet the driving vision standard, what should I do?

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Case on confidentiality and driving 

I recently told an older patient, who lives in an isolated area and is very much reliant on his car, that he no longer meets the driving vision standard. He replied that he felt he may as well kill himself. I feel like I should follow this up and was thinking of phoning him to see how he is? Or should I contact the police or his GP?

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