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 July 18, 2018, 12:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
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 ...
The legal issues involved with refusing medical treatment are discussed.