If resident refuse to take medication and

If resident insist on doing something that I disagree with, I can only advise and
encourage them. I cannot force them to do anything. Let’s look at some examples to explain this further.

If a resident refuse to take medication and their well-being depends on this medication I cannot force them to take the medication. The resident has the mental capacity to make this kind of decision and it is one of their choices I should immediately contact my manager and seek advice. I should also make sure I record what has happened and the action taken in the care plan.

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