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Limiting Care

Limiting Care - Departments & Programs, UW Medical Foundation, Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, UWHC

Focus

Self-Determination

Social Workers respect and promote the right of the patient for self-determination. 

Clients have the right to make their own informed choices, even if thse choices go against medical advice.

Resources

Discharge Against Medical Advice/Elopement from Hospital

Guidelines for Treating Patients When They Refuse Medical Treatment

Guidelines for Decisions to Limit Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment