When a young patient is finally alone in the world after ten months in hospital there is a care plan.
A moral contract of sorts.
This contract is one between the health team and the young Anorexic sufferer and their family. It provides for the safety of the patient as they move on in their life and try to live alone, still at risk and still vulnerable.
When the health team does not provide safety and does not provide basic health care - then the health team have broken this basic contract.
When this leads to the death of a patient the contract is left in shreds and so too the lives of the family and friends left behind.