I'm having sharp pains in my stomach, I should get this checked out!
What is it doc?
After multiple test, we've concluded that you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm that is greater than 7 cm.
No doc,I refuse the surgery, I'm an exotic dancer and the scar will be bad for business .
The only way for us to fix the problem is with surgery and without it there is a 80% chance of death if it ruptures.
It's my choice doc, Self Autonomy applies!
Without the surgery you'll die!
I don't want to break any patient rights under HIPAA, however I have this patient who requires life saving surgery but is refusing due to an insignificant reason.I would like you to examine her and prove that she is not in the right mind to be making these life threatening decisions.
That seems extremely important, call her in. I'll give her an examination right away.
Like I told the doctor, I can't have this surgery if it'll leave a scar. Now leave me alone.
I agree with the doctor on this one, this patient is not in the right mindset at all to be making these type of life threatening decisions.