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Thread: At what age should a person be allowed to refuse medical treatment?

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    Re: At what age should a person be allowed to refuse medical treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Provide a link to show me a case where a teenager was forced to take chemo against his or her will. I'd like to see how they managed to enforce that.
    LMAO did I say chemo, I said treatment in general, its done to both kids and adults sorry you dont believe this fact but its true none the less LOL. Ive also seen it done and it was also done to my uncle once he tried to commit suicide in the hospital, after that all rights were given to my mom his sister as he wished in time of unconsciousness etc., and he was always monitored and forced the drugs his sister wanted for him even though he was aware but deemed unsound as he was trying to kill himself instead of get well.
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    Re: At what age should a person be allowed to refuse medical treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    LMAO did I say chemo, I said treatment in general, its done to both kids and adults sorry you dont believe this fact but its true none the less LOL. Ive also seen it done and it was also done to my uncle once he tried to commit suicide in the hospital, after that all rights were given to my mom his sister as he wished in time of unconsciousness etc., and he was always monitored and forced the drugs his sister wanted for him even though he was aware but deemed unsound as he was trying to kill himself instead of get well.
    We did have a big debate over an incident that happened a few years ago: a construction worker in New York was bumped on the head and went to the ER with a possible concussion.
    The staff wanted to give him a rectal exam, for some reason.
    I think they said it had something to do with the vertebrae in his neck and back; they wanted to see if he had any injuries to the spine before moving him (don't ask me how they could tell that via a rectal exam).
    He refused. They restrained him, sedated him against his will, and did it anyway.
    He was suing the hospital.
    The hospital's excuse for their actions was that they thought he might be disoriented from his concussion, and therefore incapable of giving informed consent to treatment, so they just went ahead and administered the examination against his will.
    I never heard what the resolution of this case was (actually, I may have; I believe the patient lost his suit).

    Anyway, that shows that it is a dicey legal area.
    Hospitals can administer unwanted treatment, if they don't think the patient is mentally competent to refuse or consent to it.
    But if the patient feels they were in error to do so, he has grounds for legal action against them.

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    Re: At what age should a person be allowed to refuse medical treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    We did have a big debate over an incident that happened a few years ago: a construction worker in New York was bumped on the head and went to the ER with a possible concussion.
    The staff wanted to give him a rectal exam, for some reason.
    I think they said it had something to do with the vertebrae in his neck and back; they wanted to see if he had any injuries to the spine before moving him (don't ask me how they could tell that via a rectal exam).
    He refused. They restrained him, sedated him against his will, and did it anyway.
    He was suing the hospital.
    The hospital's excuse for their actions was that they thought he might be disoriented from his concussion, and therefore incapable of giving informed consent to treatment, so they just went ahead and administered the examination against his will.
    I never heard what the resolution of this case was (actually, I may have; I believe the patient lost his suit).

    Anyway, that shows that it is a dicey legal area.
    Hospitals can administer unwanted treatment, if they don't think the patient is mentally competent to refuse or consent to it.
    But if the patient feels they were in error to do so, he has grounds for legal action against them.
    I agree its a "grey area" I was just letting that other person know that his example already happens and it does

    Its a grey area but i believe parent should always have the right to decide for minors and if you are deemed of unsound mind then treatment can be forced but when doing so if the patient has NO ONE else to speak for them, that deeming process should be of the hospital and a objective outside source unless of course in immediate life and death situation
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