Passing params through destroy

I'm having a strange sort of problem. I'd like to pass a param when
I'm deleting a record, but can't seem to do it.

I've tried all sorts of variants of:

  def destroy
    @note = Note.find( params[ :id ] )
    @patient = Patient.find( params[ :patient_id ] ) # this is where
I'm trying to pass a parameter
    @note.destroy

    respond_to do |format|
      format.html { redirect_to :action => "index", :patient_id =>
@patient.id }
      format.xml { head :ok }
    end
  end

And I've tried all sorts of variants of:

<%= link_to 'Delete', note, :patient_id => @patient, :confirm => 'Are
you sure?', :method => :delete %>

Which don't work. Is there any way to pass params through delete?

TIA,
Craig

<%= link_to 'Delete', note_path(note, :patient_id => @patient.id), :confirm => 'Are
you sure?', :method => :delete %>

Assuming 'notes' is a restful route...

def delete
@note = Note.find( params[ :id ] )
@patient = Patient.find( params[ :patient_id ] ) # this is where
I’m trying to pass a parameter
@note.destroy

respond_to do |format|
  format.html { redirect_to :action => "index", :patient_id =>

@patient.id }
format.xml { head :ok }
end
end

Try it Out ok