Pressuring Mrs. Thomas to Accept Treatment: A Case History
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1998 Oct; 24(5): 320-321.
A general practitioner (GP) recounts events which unfolded after visiting a patient at home. She was found to be suffering from an entirely curable clinical condition which was worsening as a result of refusal to accept effective medical treatment. The effects upon a grown-up son of the patient's refusal, and the increasing burden of care falling upon local district nursing services, were factors which influenced the GP's thinking and decision making.
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