Spotlight: Shattering Assumptions with Meg

My name is Meg and I am currently a third year medical student. During my surgery rotation in my third year of medical school, one of the patients on our service was a Jehovah’s Witness who became anemic. In my institution’s “Physician, Patient, and Society” course, it was repeatedly emphasized to us that healthcare providers should not force competent patients to accept treatments that they do not want. Respecting patient autonomy is one of the cardinal rules of medicine that should never be violated, even if that means that the patient will not survive. Since the topic of Jehovah’s Witnesses … Continue reading Spotlight: Shattering Assumptions with Meg