Welcome and thanks, Geoff, for bumping this thread up, i had never seen it. Seems like quite a good place to put this, which has been bothering me for a while.
This is the first two points from the NZ Medical Code of Practice, everywhere has similar. all the points apply, but these are compelling.
All medical practitioners, including those who may not be engaged directly in clinical practice, will acknowledge and accept the following Principles of Ethical Behaviour:
1. Consider the health and well being of the patient to be your first priority.
2. Respect the rights, autonomy and freedom of choice of the patient.
Genotype 3 30 years, 2x treatment interferon/ribavirin non responder. Cirrhosis 17 years. Fibroscan, decompensating, 40 down to 22 by 29/3/16- now down to 6.5, normal, no cirrhosis. Started Buyers Club Sof/Dac 14 Nov 15. SVR 12 29/0716