Is it ever a good idea? When I trained as a healthcare service secretary in 2012 we were told that patients (here in Denmark at least) usually had insight and right to insight in their own medical records; but it was problematic when applied to mental help treatments. Often most of it would be blacked out if the patient was allowed insight at all. This was to spare the patient as it could be difficult to deal with certain things in writing, away from a professional. I remembered this when I pretty much helped my my last therapist back in 2012 write my records of our sessions. (I think she wanted to help me learn the systems and give me some confidence)... and I later found out that the website you can use to check your medical records had all the notes on my mental health, word for word. I've read it through a few times and it always has the same effect. I end up crying. (especially because I faked recovery with that therapist while in truth I was getting worse...) I was curious tonight and wanted to see if there were any records written on my wrist yet... I was a bit curious if I could even see the x-ray... I refrained from re-reading the notes from the previous therapist this time... and I was actually a bit sad there were nothing new from the new one yet. I honestly don't think it would have been healthy for me to read that. We had a very honest talk about some very, very tough things such as SH, suicidal impulses and abuse etc... What do you think? Should that even be available to a patient??