It can be a real struggle to deal with obese or non-compliant patients. What is the duty of care owed to patients who refuse to/are unable to lose weight or comply with their medication regimens? What does the law say about cases like these? Dr Marietjie Botes, a pre-eminent legal scholar and expert on medico-legal ethics, lays bare the legal aspects of these issues and offers guidelines for healthcare workers who have to provide patients that are sometimes less than cooperative.
Details about Marietjie’s academic positions, memberships, funding awards, and publications can be found at: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6613-6977, or https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-marietjie-botes-71151b55/.