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Suicide and Amnesia

Is it at all plausible that a woman who has been in a coma for sixth months - due to a deliberate car accident in which she tried to commit suicide - and who is now suffering from amnesia due to head injuries, would not be told of the fact that she tried to kill herself?

I was thinking that maybe for medical reasons it could be decided not to inform her of the suicidal intent behind the accident until she was stronger physically and mentally. But I don't know enough to know if this is even remotely likely. Would it be at the doctor's discretion? Would the next of kin have a say? Or is there some form of 'procedure' of what an amnesiac patient can or can not be told?
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