- Mar 29, 2010
- Androgyne; they/them
- Basic Beliefs
- Natural Philosophy, Game Theoretic Ethicist
It strikes a good steeping point to discussion: if someone refuses aspects of a procedure, I think it is entirely reasonable to refuse to do the procedure:
If I opt out of general anesthesia, my surgeon will opt out of surgery: they cannot manage liability of operating on a patient who is actually aware of how they are cut open and of their pain signals.
If I opt out of antiseptic usage, my surgeon will opt out of surgery: they cannot manage liability of operating on a patient covered with bacteria.
If I opt out of vaccination usage, my surgeon will opt out of surgery: they cannot manage liability for additional complications in an environment known to contain live COVID.
It seems a no-brainer to me, but maybe hopefully the tragedy of what will happen to this person who refuses the rigorous process of reasonable medical intervention will knock some sense into those others keen on refusing such process?