The Inquest into the death of Kenneth Mawby arose following the suicide of Mr Mawby after a deep brain stimulation procedure (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease.
The findings touch on a number of interesting points including:
- Debate between the experts as to whether the deceased should have been warned of the post-operative risk of suicide, or whether that may be counter-productive (perhaps a therapeutic privilege argument): 
- Whether “class 1 evidence” (systematic review or meta-analysis of random controlled trials) of such a risk was necessary before it should be included in a warning to a patient: 
- The merits of involving the family in discussions, given their role in post-operative care: