refusal

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refusal

The depth below which a pile cannot be driven.
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Refusal of treatment is controversial in terms of the physician's principle of beneficence.
I return now to the questions of consent, refusal of treatment, and advance directives.
Les waste consists of refusal of treatment by composting and / or raw garbage, as well as from selective collection refusal, denial from the collection centers or sorting center and all dib (industrial waste , comparable to household waste).
On that occasion Read admitted failing to assess Patient B, failing to take him to a treatment centre and failing to ensure Patient B's refusal of treatment was valid.
But given that he didn't--for reasons that in hindsight are fairly easy to understand and have as much to do with the physician and the system as with the patient--the physician must honor his competent, informed refusal of treatment.
At present a patient's advance refusal of treatment is binding on doctors under common law.
Legally, a young person of sufficient maturity may give consent to a treatment but any refusal of treatment may be overridden by either their parents or the courts.