Published in Pharma Law Weekly, September 22nd, 2009
"Supreme Court have each delineated certain rights to which patients who have the competence and mental capacity to make decisions for themselves are entitled. One such right especially important to geriatric patients is the right to refuse treatment. Prior to treatment, nurses are often charged with obtaining the informed consent of the patient," wrote L.H. Plawecki and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "To do so, the nurse must evaluate the...
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