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How do you respond to a patient who refuses medical care because of religious reasons, especially if the diagnosis is treatable

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There's nothing you can do. Offering all the options, and procedures for consideration will be done by medical professionals and then legally a medical provider cannot force a patient to have services.

There may be exceptions, though. If a parent refuses treatment for a condition that is treatable for a child, protective services or court order could mandate the treatment. Bruce Patsner, M.D, J.D. writes, "Legal precedent and ...

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The legal issues involved with refusing medical treatment are discussed.