1.Terry O’Rourke, a 25-year-old patient of Dr. Williams, refuses to take her medication to control diabetes and is not following her dietary plan to control her disease. After repeated attempts to help this patient, Dr. Williams has decided that she can no longer provide care for Terry. The office staff has been advised not to schedule Terry for any more appointments.
a. Is there an ethical and/or legal concern regarding this situation?
b. Is there anything else that either Dr. Williams or her staff should do to sever the patient relationship with Terry?
c. Is this a breach of contract on the part of Dr. Williams? Explain your answer.