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What to do if a patient refuses to take medication?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Beside this, what happens if a patient refuses treatment?
In addition, there are some patients who do not have the legal ability to say no to treatment. Most of these patients cannot refuse medical treatment, even if it is a non-life-threatening illness or injury. A threat to the community: A patient's refusal of medical treatment cannot pose a threat to the community.
Similarly, can I refuse to take medication? In most cases: no. If you're offered medication, you usually have the right to refuse it and to ask for an alternative treatment.
In this way, what can you do if a customer refuses medication?
If they refuse to take their medicines If, for some reason, the person you care for is unwilling to take their medicines, talk to their GP or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest a form of the medicine that's more acceptable than tablets.
What are the 7 rights of a patient?
To ensure safe medication preparation and administration, nurses are trained to practice the “7 rights” of medication administration: right patient, right drug, right dose, right time, right route, right reason and right documentation [12, 13].