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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

Cross-cultural Issues and Diverse Beliefs

Case 2 Discussion

As a competent adult, this patient has the right to make decisions about his medical care. You must respect his wish not to be treated until he gives you permission to do so. Calling the local medicine man will show your respect for the patient and strengthen the patient's trust in you and your abilities.

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