Ethical Scenario of the Week
A patient has rheumatoid arthritis for which she should be taking drugs to control the disease and prevent further joint damage. However she tells the doctor that she has stopped because she does not like the look of the side effects listed on the leaflet in the packet and would like a treatment she found on the internet. The doctor disagrees with her preferred treatment. What issues does this raise? How should the doctor handle this scenario?
Answer next week.