right to refuse treatment


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right to refuse treatment

n. derecho a rehusar tratamiento, el derecho que tiene el (la) paciente de negarse a recibir tratamiento en contra de su voluntad.
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But after she turned 16, she gained legal rights including the right to refuse treatment. Her hospital and David and Linda argued she would be dead within two weeks and took Vicki to London's High Court to overcome her right to turn down the help she needed.
Patients do not have the right to refuse treatment.
Nursing home residents and hospital patients who are near the end of their life have a right to refuse treatment and make their wishes known through a medical orders for life-sustaining treatment (MOLST) form.
When The Mental Health Act is applied, a person loses certain rights, such as their liberty and the right to refuse treatment.
Director Missouri Department of Health has similarly held that an "incompetent person is not able to make an informed and voluntary choice to exercise a hypothetical right to refuse treatment or any other right.
Every competent person also has a common-law right to self-determination, which includes a right to refuse treatment. In the US, this is also a constitutional right under the 14th Amendment due-process clause if state action is involved (such as a state hospital or state law).
Jex explained that though everyone is encouraged to take this vaccine, according to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) patient Bill of Rights, article 15 states that you have the right to refuse treatment.
Court of Appeals affirmed a fundamental right to refuse treatment in
283, 284-85 (1992) (discussing patient's right to refuse treatment after weighing risks and benefits).