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Based on the decision in Goliath it appears, if a medical intervention is necessary to protect broader society, that the rights of an individual patient are not grounds for the refusal of treatment.
In our study, their behaviors changed from the refusal of treatment or crying to being still and overcoming their fear.
The leading cause of discontinuation was refusal of treatment in the RRMS group, whereas in the SPMS group, it was extended disease duration and progression.
The Act also supports refusal of treatment options recommended by a doctor.
The paramedics neglected to obtain signed refusal of treatment forms.
Nevertheless, most would agree that the refusal of treatment that would prolong life for years, even decades, is much more significant than the refusal of treatment that is unlikely to prolong life for more than a month or two.
The 'difficult' issues are not overlooked and Chapter 4 contains one of the most useful summaries concerning the law relating to refusal of treatment by pregnant women I have yet read.
However, lawful investigations are conducted where there is evidence of criminal activity, for example, the incitement of violence or hatred, the refusal of treatment for political or sectarian reasons, or the deliberate falsification of patients' injuries regardless of their health.
But the paramedic left Darren, having failed to carry out a clinical assessment, failed to take him for treatment and failed to ensure Darren's refusal of treatment and refusal to travel was valid.
In the United Kingdom and Canada, where a refusal of treatment has endangered a child's healthy future, the courts have always ordered the treatment.
To help such professionals conform to lawful and good practice, he analyzes the UK's Mental Health Acts of 1983 and 2007 as well as related legislation, covering basic human rights, provisions of the acts, the concept of secure accommodation, the role of criminal justice, service provision and entitlement, practice issues and newly-arising problem areas such as confidentiality, consent amongst adolescents, and refusal of treatment.
With terminally-ill children, it's vital that parents and doctors are confident that refusal of treatment is in the child's best interests, with regard given to quality of life.