Ethics3 - They also need to explain to the patient/guardian what the consequences will likely be if they choose not to have any medical treatment

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HW #3 The case that Dr. Freeman talks about is very interesting as well as complicated. If it is always the patient or guardians chose, as long as they are competent, on whether or not they choose to accept treatment than Freeman did the right thing. The doctor’s responsibility is to let the patient and/or guardians all of the medical options available.
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Unformatted text preview: They also need to explain to the patient/guardian what the consequences will likely be if they choose not to have any medical treatment. It all comes down to the patient’s right to choose, whether the doctor thinks/knows it is the right chose or not. Therefore Freeman did the right thing....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 360 taught by Professor Butz during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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