Stop! Do You Have Consent? | Blog @ Online LPN to RN

Complicating these issues is the fact that many patients are not aware that they can refuse treatments. Particularly elderly patients operate under the “doctor knows best” umbrella and quietly accept whatever is ordered. The ones who do know they can refuse are generally the ones who need treatment the most: the intoxicated person found unconscious with signs of a skull fracture is the one who will threaten to sue you if you lay a hand on him.