A 21-year-old member asked:
What if my family member refuses to see a doctor?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Don't force it: Discuss the reasons why the person is not wanting to have an exam. It could be fear or having had a bad experience. You could find a doctor that might be a better fit. You can not force the person.
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Well: Who doesn't like doctors! well, seriously
you can't force anyone, unless it is a psychiatric patient out of their mind, aggressive and trying to hurt themselves or others.
However you can talk on his/her behalf to his doctor and see how his/her condition is serios, based on your observations, and what outcome can be expected without medical intervention, and than try again talk to your relative.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2016
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