I begin nursing school
in January, and have lots of forms to fill out. I have no problem with all but one of them. This form is a treatment consent form and it states that "attendance in the program will not be allowed" without it. Here is what I am required to sign, verbatum:
"I hereby give my consent to XXXXX, under emergency conditions, or when I am unable to be contacted, for administration of anesthesia and performance of any operation, any special examination and/or treatment necessary and advisable by the Employee/Student Heath Office."
"I also consent to any immunization advised by the Employee/Student Heath Office."
Is this a normal and common type of consent? I bolded the second part b/c I do not like the wording of it! I want the right to refuse certain vaccines, such as small pox and meningitis, and do not want to be forced out of the program just because I sign this form and refuse an "immunization advised."
I would love to hear from other nurses and students about this. Am I normal to question this kind of consent?
Oct 29, '06
Well first off if you have a LIVING WILL the person you assign as the caretaker has responsibility over you and any procedures of yourself in the likelihood that you can not do it yourself (unless they have no contact). My mother is my caretaker I did a Living Will in '05 when I was deploying to Iraq. So they couldn't really do anything if you did sign this, and allowed yourself to do a Living Will becauce the Living Will Caretaker is the ULTIMATE final say on any procedures you have done. You will be fine, talk to the school, your school SHOULD have an emergency contact from you, you DID put one on the application right? Maybe you should also put 2 emergency contacts on that form too, so they know to atleast contact those individuals if anything were to happen to you.
Last edit by Cherish on Oct 29, '06