Asked by Connor Littleton on Feb 18, 2024



Which of the following is true about disputes over a patient's right to refuse treatment?

A) Most often clinicians pressure patients who initially refused treatment, to accept it.
B) Judges tend to be particularly sympathetic in their rulings on patients' rights to refuse treatment.
C) It is most often the families that refuse treatment for the patients.
D) Due to the patients' rights movement, refusals are respected.

Informed Consent

Procedure (often legally required prior to treatment administration) in which a patient receives a full and understandable explanation of the treatment being offered and makes a decision about whether to accept or refuse the treatment.

  • The dynamics of disputes over a patient's right to refuse treatment involve a complex interplay between clinicians and patients.
  • Clinicians may sometimes exert pressure on patients who initially refuse treatment, aiming to persuade them to accept it.
  • Judges play a significant role in rulings on patients' rights to refuse treatment, but their level of sympathy may vary depending on the specific circumstances.

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MaKenzie Brazil

Feb 18, 2024

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