Oh be careful little pen what you sign.
While I prefer naturopathic remedies, there may come a time when allopathic care is needed, especially in an emergency.
It’s good to know what to expect before you are handed a detailed contract to sign in a hospital — feeling vulnerable and, often times, in a hurry. What are you signing, or what are the implications, if something were to go wrong? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
1. Ask for a PRINTED version of anything digital. READ what you are signing. Fine print is important. If it’s an emergency situation, it’s a great idea to have a friend or family member assist you.
2. ASK questions. Don’t let the white coats intimidate you.
3. Take a STAND. EDIT parts of the paperwork that you are not comfortable with or do not understand. And ADD (write in) important information missed, especially when it comes to refusing biologics!
4. Be prepared to walk, if needed. (Federal law requires that treatment be provided in a true emergency, even if you refuse to agree to certain clauses.)
Again… all part of a bigger agenda. This is bigger than pHARMa.
Consent for surgery: