Private practice for 23 years,
I believe that children should have a say in medical decisions regarding them, but yeah in this case if I were the mother I would probably (with explanation and apology) put my foot down. She REALLY shouldn’t have made promises she didn’t know if she could keep; she set herself up to lose either way, her child’s trust or her child’s health.
I’m glad you considered the issue rather than just rant about it 🙂 Giving choice was likely wrong in this case, but that doesn’t make it wrong in all cases.]]>
Hope to see such more posts in future.]]>