Patient’s Right of Informed Dissent


By AL Whitney © copyround 2017
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Last January 2017 a close family relative suffered a serious medical emergency requiring hospitalization. His condition was so critical his kidneys shut down. While in the hospital he was given extremely potent drugs in an attempt to stop life threatening abnormal heart beats. A week later his wife received a letter from his cardiologist’s office informing of the need to monitor his liver function via blood tests after his release. The drug he was receiving that required monitoring was Amiodarone.

We researched Amiodarone online and were shocked by what we discovered.

Amiodarone had been approved by the FDA WITHOUT ANY clinical trials.[1] In fact, the FDA had issued an alert in 2005 warning that it could cause severe (even lethal) pulmonary and or liver conditions and that it could worsen the arrhythmias it was being used to treat.[2] My relative’s cardiologist HAD NOT disclosed these all important facts to him or to his family. The drug was continued even though his chest x-rays revealed that he had newly developed pulmonary “infiltrates”, a lowered oxygen saturation level and was experiencing bouts of shortness of breath. When I informed my sick relative of these side effects, he discontinued the Amiodarone himself.

Then in February the same close family relative developed a post surgical blood clot. His doctor asked him to choose a blood thinning drug. Here are the choices he was given. They were written on the white board in his hospital room:

By offering him three choices, the physician put both the decision and the liability onto him. The fact that both Xarelto & Eliquis have a common side effect of increasing blood creatinine – when his poorly functioning kidneys were already causing his creatinine level to be abnormally high – was neither considered nor revealed. If his choice resulted in his death, it could be said that he had been fully informed (which he had not), had consented (had chosen), and was therefore personally responsible for the outcome.

As the info provided to him by his physician was sketchy at best and he was in the hospital without access to detailed information about these drugs, I did the investigation for him. After reviewing the information I gave him, he chose Coumadin as it was the only one of the three with an anecdote – Vitamin K – and the only one without risk of increased damage to his already injured kidneys.

[My relative took the Coumadin for 10 weeks. Fortunately, he had no new blood clots, no incidence of bleeding, and his creatinine level did not worsen.]

While the American Hospital Association claims that all patients have the right to “informed consent”[3], they don’t disclose that the patient must inform himself of the benefits and risks prior to consenting or dissenting. This lack of reliable information regarding treatment risks also occurs across the country when it comes to vaccines and their many potential (even life threatening) adverse reactions.

My relative is recovering nicely because he exercised his patient right of “informed dissent”. However, he is no longer naive about physicians, the dangerous drugs they so casually prescribe, and their ignorance of contraindications, side effects and/or adverse reactions. He is now educating himself about “alternative” ways to improve and maintain his health.

The moral of the story is that Big Pharma profiteers now control a) clinical drug trials[4], b) the FDA approval process, c) the physician’s ‘belief’ as to what drugs are appropriate to prescribe for their patients[5], and d) the standards of care that physicians are required to adhere to.[6] We must never forget that Big Pharma has no fiduciary duty to “do no harm”. Its only mandate is to generate profit. Many drugs have severe – even lethal – adverse reactions. Physicians today are either naive or indifferent to this reality. Either way, they cannot be trusted to always act in the best interest of their patients.

From Dr. Daniela Drake’s article, Big Pharma is America’s new mafia:

“Our prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Our drugs kill around 200,000 people in America every year, and half of these people die while they do what their doctors told them—so they die because of the side-effects,” said Dr. Gotzsche in his recent interview. “The other half die because of errors—and it’s often the doctors that make the errors because any drug may come with 20, 30 or 40 warnings, contraindications, precautions…and then the patients die.”

Sadly, it has become necessary for us to inform ourselves prior to consenting OR dissenting, however difficult that might be. Fortunately there are some excellent web sites, like, to help us. In fact our life may depend on us educating ourselves and competently exercising our right of “informed dissent”.

 To protect ourselves and our right to informed consent/dissent, it might be wise to prepare a written Declaration of Patient’s Rights for for your physician and/or hospital.  Here is the one my family put together. It can be accessed online also:

_________________________ ‘s DECLARATION OF PATIENT RIGHTS

Please insert this document into my medical record.

As the patient in our doctor-patient relationship, I am entitled to the right of informed consent.[1] To make an informed decision regarding the tests, treatment or medications I receive, I need to know both the benefits and the risks. This would include the side effects or adverse reactions of any medication – including vaccines – that you might prescribe.

I also reserve the right to seek a second opinion.

My refusal of any test, treatment or medication should not be charted as me being non-compliant, but as me denying my consent based on my right to assess both the benefits and risks.


You can use this declaration to defend against any accusation of failure to adhere to the current “standard of care”, should I refuse any procedure or treatment considered “standard of care” – which many physicians have concluded[2] are not always the best course of action for ALL patients.

For your protection, keep a copy of this declaration in your personal files.

_____________________________            _____________
Print name capitalizing only the first letters            date of birth

_____________________________            _____________
Signature                                                                    Date

[1] For confirmation see:

[2] For confirmation see: Modern Medicine at the Crossroads; Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Fall 2015;


[1] See: The Strange History of Amiodarone;

[2] See: Information for Healthcare Professionals: Amiodarone;

[3] See: American Hospital Association’s The Patient Care Partnership;

[4] See: Big Pharma’s Role in Clinical Trials;

[5] See: Why Most Published Research Findings are False;

[6] See: Big pharma is America’s New Mafia;


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One response to “Patient’s Right of Informed Dissent

  1. Open letter to all physicians and doctors of classical medicine
    My name is Professor Lupus Dayeng, I am the founder of the Dayeng Foundation. Integrated is a scientific research center and a therapy center for the treatment of many so-called civilization diseases.
    For many years, as a team of scientists, we have studied the causes of these civilization diseases internationally. The results were clear and irrefutable. The causes of diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, skin diseases, allergies and many more, are for the most part pharmaceuticals.
    Also responsible is the food industry and chemical industry for cosmetic products and personal care products.
    We have managed to successfully treat many of these diseases.
    Other international physicians, professors, doctors and therapists have come to similar conclusions, including Nobel Prize laureates. But what happens in classical medicine? Doctors’ offices, hospitals, specialty clinics and so on. It is hardly ever investigated for the causes of diseases, the anamnesis is no longer known to the medical profession, and the Hippocratic oath has long since lost its meaning. The profit is important. Everyone seeking help from a medical doctor first gets the question of a health insurance number or the financial resources.
    I know very many instances where patients were not treated physically because they could not provide money. Even many emergency clinics have not helped patients with life-threatening injuries because they have no money. What’s going on here? The Hippocratic oath was exchanged in favor of a slavery for the pharmaceutical industry. This behavior can also be found in the normal medical practices. A doctor’s office must make profits, otherwise credit rates can not be paid and so on. The pharmaceutical industry pays commissions to doctors. Professors receive money and expensive material for recommending certain medications.
    But what do pharmaceuticals actually do? First, you always hear and read something about so-called side effects. What should be the side effects? What is that supposed to mean? Does this mean that there is a positive main effect, however, accompanied by side effects? Has no doctor ever thought about this nonsense? There is an effect or there is no effect point. It is not possible to subdivide effects, either it is something positive or negative. If, therefore, a drug which can possibly only somewhat alleviate a symptom, but has so-called side effects which adversely affect the health condition, then I speak of negative effects as a whole. A woman is pregnant or not, one
    Little pregnant is not there.
    So, positive or negative, in medicine there can be no in between. If something is not 100% positive for the organism, it does not belong in the human body. To make compromises is just half pregnant and that is impossible.
    Over the last 80 years, more and more viruses have been found in all medical doctors. The virus affects the logic of all medical professionals and turns them into unwilling drug addicts of the pharmaceutical industry. 99% of all physicians now believe themselves that pharmaceuticals actually cure diseases. Then these physicians should give me just a single drug that this would have ever done. Chemistry can not repair a diseased biological organism. Whoever claims that this works is a criminal.
    Official sources speak of 12.8 million people worldwide who die annually of pharmaceuticals. I think this sum is very understated. Especially older people are very well manipulated in our time.
    Almost every person over 60 years consumes several different pharmaceuticals daily. A good business for physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. However, in most countries, elderly people are not usually autopsied after death, because one assumes a natural death. Therefore, there are at least 50 million dead, through pharmaceuticals. Many of my international colleagues are of the same opinion.
    If you were to imagine that these people were killed by a virus, you can be very sure that the pharmaceutical industry would immediately provide a vaccine against this virus. The profit would be incomprehensible big. If we now remain in the name of Virus, then the name of the real virus that kills these many millions of people every year is PROFIT = pharmaceutical industry.
    In our therapy center, we heal about 84000 people annually who had suffered from an illness which mainly resulted from pharmaceuticals.
    Many international doctors who have freed themselves from the bondage of the pharmaceutical industry have already joined us. These physicians have one thing in particular, they have character. What about your character?
    You are welcome to benefit from our scientific research. Remember the Hippocratic oath and begin to really want to heal people.
    The background of this human despising system is coming to light more and more quickly, and many professors are also openly discussing it. So how do you want to be viewed by people later? As a real medical doctor or an unscrupulous businessman? You make this decision, meet the right one.
    Prof. Lupus Dayeng
    Independent, scientific research center of the Dayeng Foundation


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