Patient's autonomy ought to be respected when hospitalized /Η αυτονομία του ασθενούςθα πρέπει να γίνεται σεβαστή κατά την νοσηλεία του

By digiSapientia The words of Justice Paul Liacos of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in overturning a probate court’s decision forcing a Jehovah’s Witness to undergo a blood transfusion are enlightening. The trial judge in that case not only overrode a competent adult’s decision to refuse a transfusion, he insisted that “if …read more