From an interesting new article on treatment resistance in today’s edition of Current Psychiatry entitled “The patient refuses to cooperate. What can you do? What should you do?”
"…specific points need to be addressed and the following questions need to be answered:
• Does the patient understand the nature of his (her) condition?
• Does the patient understand what treatment we are proposing or what he should do?
• Does the patient understand the consequences (good or bad) if he rejects our proposed action or treatment?"
See the whole thing at…
Comments? (And is your p-doc following this regimen with you?)