refusal of therapy

refusal of therapy

1. Denial of treatment to a patient.
2. Unwillingness of a patient to participate in treatment.
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There had been an apparent breakdown in communications at the rehab unit, where the caseworker had told the family early that morning that Virginia was being transferred to private-pay effective immediately because of her refusal of therapy for the third time.
Referring physicians identified perceived problems, including (a) a cumbersome referral process, (b) delays in getting appointments, (c) difficulty obtaining information from the therapist or BRCC, (d) patients' refusal of therapy, and (e) a lack of understanding of the referral process.
Physicians are morally and legally required to honor a competent patient's rational refusal of therapy.