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Should lawyers, doctors, and politicians have the right to physically force a patient to receive medical treatment? Is it morally proper for someone else to force a decision upon you that they think is in your best interest, even if you disagree? Think this will be confined just to people with so-called "learning disabilities?" Think again. This woman is "incapable of making a rational decision?" Would someone like to explain why physically forcing someone to do something they don't want to do is considered "rational?"

FTA: "A cancer patient is to be forced to undergo life-saving treatment against her wishes after a landmark ruling by a judge... Any unwanted or 'forced' operation is clearly an assault against the patient, and it is unlikely that doctors will seek to rely solely on their common law and Mental Capacity Act powers in situations which are as grey as this case... It does raise ethical issues."

Cancer patient forced by judge to have surgery


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on May 30, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=215

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