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Parent Permission Letter Medical
MEDICAL RECORDS: The immigrant usually brings important papers with him like medical records, diploma, school grades and exams, resume, etc. He knows all of these are needed during relocation. ...Read more
Varies by state...: The rules vary by state, by disease or condition being treated, by legal status of the minor, etc... It can get confusing, so takes some online research in each state. Usually, conditions regarding reproduction (normal teen sexual issues) are private, as well as substance abuse (smoking, marijuana, alcohol), and mental health issues such as depression. The child can choose to involve the parents. ...Read more
Odd question on medical and moral problem involving teen sex--why don't parents control it better?
??: That's up to the parents and their relationship to child. ...Read more
Need to go pick up older parent for first medical exam in new small town. How can I best relate to the staff if I am from major city?
Respect and Expect: Respect the pace of small town life, as this may likely translate into the pace of the medical clinic. But, expect excellent care and results. If you are not satisfied by the knowledge, skill and empathy of the healthcare provider, then find another one. This advice is for city-dwellers and country-residents alike. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have a kid u r going to start seeing for a chronic, complex medical condition, how do you prepare for the 1st visit? How can a parent help?
I'm confused.: Your question is not clear. Are you the doctor preparing to see a patient or are you the parent of the patient going to the doctor? ...Read more
This is important : It is important to go to appointments with elderly parents. Many times elderly parents do not communicate well with doctors. They may not tell the doctor everything that is going on. They are of the generation that does not ask questions. Many of their problems are complicated and elderly parents don't understand, or don't tell their families what is going on. If you can't go then call doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Hopefully this has been decided by your parents before it is necessary . That is what a will is for. Parents usually choose the child who they feel should be in charge and that may or may not be the oldest. Being firstborn doesn't rest that responsibility on one just by virtue of birth order...Unless you are an only child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get the facts: I'm glad this was picked up before you considered becoming parents. If you have the same kind of thal trait (do you both have beta?) and things are otherwise as you say, each pregnancy has a 1/4 chance of thal major; most people very much do not want to bring a child into the world with this. I've read that preimplantation testing is available & hope this is an option. ...Read more
I live with my parent's because of medical expenses. Neither seems to understand Idiopathic Hypersomnia at all and will not research it. What to do?
Depression?: Have you yet been evaluated for depression? Hypersomnia can be one of the symptoms of depression, as well as blue mood, loss of interest in activities, etc. Also what are your feelings about being 27 years of age and still living at home? I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to discuss all of these issues with, and any others that come to mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legally, yes.: Emotionally, morally, ethically: not necessarily. Until the age of 18, except in a few specific cases, parents are legally responsible for medical decision-making regarding their children. However, it is important to work as a team to decide what is best for the patient, especially if the patient is old enough to comprehend and contribute to the decisions at hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical supplies: If you have well-working equipment you can probably donate it to a "free clinic" (always desperate for supplies) or other health facility (and get a tax deduction). If the supplies are unopened or sterile, you can also donate them. Left over medicines should be disposed of properly; you can usually turn them into your pharmacy for proper disposal. ...Read more
Do you know of any types of parents (race, nationality, medical history, diet, etc.) who never or almost never have autistic children?
No: Studies have shown that autism cuts across race, socio-econimc status, nationality, and most other measures. Several large-scale studies are underway to look are specifics of maternal behaviors such as diet and exposures during pregnancy, but no results yet. There is a clear genetic contribution, so those with a history of having had an autistic child are at increased risk. ...Read more
Would a minor need parental consent for medical care even in the case where the minor is much more mature and knowledgeable than the parents?
Yes: Unfortunately, parents have the final say unless the minor is emancipated. Emancipating a minor laws vary from state to state and also dependent upon the condition. For instance, a teen can seek treatment for STD's or contraception in many states without parental knowledge/consent but can't consent to having their acne treated. In some states having a child emancipates you, in some states not. ...Read more
Is there currently anything medical that comes close to parents choosing which traits they want or don't want in their unborn child? I would hope not.
No: At most, selection is done by seeing what can be seen on an ultrasound. For instance, if there are congential anomalies found on an ultrasound, an expectant mother may choose to abort the fetus. Otherwise, we have no current ways to change the characteristics of a baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If students are on their parents medical insurance as an adult, do they have to keep the same primary physician?
I am caring for aging parents. One of my biggest fears is that I may find someone injured or in a medical emergency. What is the best precaution or action to immediately take if this occurs?
Depends on goals: As with all things in life, one must first decide on the goals. Every adult, of any age, should decide on what to do when bad things happen, and fill out an Advance Directive form or a similar form. That will tell people if any treatment, and how much treatment, is desired (nobody lives forever, and nobody wants a slow agonizing end). Another preparation is first aid classes and a first aid app. ...Read more
Is there any medical documentation pertaining to the use of tampons while swimming in cold water...Such as a swimming pool? I'm a swimming coach and need info pertaining to this to give to some parents.
Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.
Varies: Many states like mine,Texas, consider parental consent a barrier to a treatment for sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, birth control and similar needs.These are exempted specifically from parental consent rules. However, when a minor uses their parents insurance to access any of these services parental notification will eventually occur as insurance EOB documents reach them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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