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* Treat against will
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  depdoc - 10/28/06 22:28
 
  MW is a 33-year-old man with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. He is homeless, and has a pattern of missing many of his scheduled clinic visits. Upon starting a multi-drug regimen for his TB, MW initially comes to his scheduled clinic visits, but after a few weeks begins missing them. The physician contacts the social work case manager, who arranges supervised drug administration. Nevertheless, MW often cannot be found and this approach is deemed to be failing.

Should MW be forced into treatment against his will?

What are the ethical considerations behind your answer?
 
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* Re:Treat against will
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  alan - 10/28/06 22:31
 
  treat MW against his will. transmitted disease, harm others  
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  humerus - 10/28/06 22:53
 
  agree  
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* Re:Treat against will
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  ss - 10/28/06 23:15
 
  yeah also drug resistance is of concern here. so force treatment.  
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* Re:Treat against will
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  3stepstomle - 10/29/06 00:32
 
  DOTS - DIRECTLY OBSERVED TREATMENT  
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