Jack objects
to treatment

Jack objects to treatment

View more of Jack’s story as the team are met with resistance from Jack.

The geriatrician recommends that a cannula is “necessary” to commence IV fluids. However when approached about this and blood testings, Jack says “You’re not putting anything in me. Try it and I’ll pull it out!”.

What do you do next?

Jack is not co-operating

The team struggle to make progress with Jack. Follow the story below.

Coral puts pressure on her father to agree to blood testing and a cannula saying “the quicker you agree, the quicker you’ll get out of here”. Jack finally agrees to these with Coral providing substitute consent for this as the ‘person responsible’. Bloods were subsequently taken and IV fluids commenced. However, Jack pulled the cannula out 30 minutes later, causing significant bleeding, and subsequently resisted attempts by staff to dress the bleeding puncture wound.

What do you do next?

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In the following video Professor Cameron Stewart of the Sydney Law School briefly discusses guardianship and restrictive practices.

Prof Cameron Stewart

“Guardianship, restrictive practices, and where to seek further advice”