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Can patients refuse life-saving treatment?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

As a patient, you have the right to refuse any treatment as long as you are fully aware of the consequences, oriented, and alert.
If you have an active psychiatric disorder like psychosis or conditions like dementia or delirium, an evaluation needs to be done to determine your ability to make decisions. The court may even get involved depending on the situation.

In brief: Yes

As a patient, you have the right to refuse any treatment as long as you are fully aware of the consequences, oriented, and alert.
If you have an active psychiatric disorder like psychosis or conditions like dementia or delirium, an evaluation needs to be done to determine your ability to make decisions. The court may even get involved depending on the situation.
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