Refusal of Care

  • Season 11
  • , Episode 18  | 
  • Aired: 4/21/2005
    • Length: 44:36
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

The staff treats a woman suffering from the effects of a hunger strike, but the patient refuses to accept food or help until she has proof that the INS (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service) will grant her son's deportation case a new hearing. Neela, Sam and Lewis are unable to treat her as long as she and her lawyer refuse aid--which goes against all of their training. Meanwhile, Abby suspects that a 72-year-old woman, Birdy Chaddock (Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), is a victim of elder abuse but is unable to prove it.

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