How a discontinued treatment led a patient to be sent to jail?
A patient discontinued his treatment. The PHO locked him in the prison's hospital?
- Is the patient's right to refuse treatment absolute? If not, when and where to draw the line to the point of forcing them to be treated/isolated?
- What are the limits of the public health authorities and the State in general when it comes to people's choices?
- What are the ethical principles that should guide our interventions as public health physicians in managing patients with infectious diseases?