Section 2 and medical treatment rights
I am currently on Section 2 on an assessment ward. It's beeen 16 years since my lazt section so it's a bit of a shock. I have a self-inflicted burn that the surgeons at the Burns Unit want to graft, plus it may be infected so they may want me to have antibiotics. I j ust want to leave it as it is. I don't want treatment except dressings. My question is can they force treatment? As far as I know I am sane and rational and not psychotic. My diagnosis is BPD. I am scared they will go against my wishes.I have an appointment at Burns Unit today for the surgeons to decide. I will have a nurse from my ward accompanying me. I am tempted to take the opportunity to escape as I really don't want this surgery.