40. Consent and the right to refuse treatment

13 November 2020

One of your patients requires an urgent referral, but decides he does not want to be referred for further investigation. What should you do?


Godfrey visits your practice for a sight test. You find a lid lesion suspicious of BCC and recommend a prompt referral for further investigation. Godfrey diligently asks a number of questions and makes an informed decision that he does not want to be referred.

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