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Call to treat patients against their will

Call to treat patients against their will

作者:舒眵咦  时间:2019-03-02 12:12:01  人气:

THE UK should change its laws in line with Europe and the rest of the world to give doctors powers to treat people who have a contagious disease and yet refuse treatment, says Philip Monk, a communicable disease specialist in Leicestershire. The issue flared up this week after Monk revealed that a patient with tuberculosis had infected a dozen other people after refusing treatment himself. “I’d like to see a law enabling me to issue treatment orders,” says Monk. In the UK, doctors cannot treat someone against their will,