Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Refusing Medical Care because of Religious Reasons

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

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

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:03 am ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    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 ...

    Solution Summary

    The legal issues involved with refusing medical treatment are discussed.