In an emergency, you expect the medical personnel at a New Mexico hospital to do whatever it takes to save your life regardless of whether you have the chance to consent to any treatment deemed necessary. Under normal circumstances, however, you would more than likely want the chance to consent to any treatment recommended.
In order to "go under the knife," you have to have a certain degree of trust in the surgeon who will be cutting into your body. You trust that your life is in good hands, and that the surgeon will keep your best interests in mind during the operation.
For most New Mexico parents and others throughout the nation, having a baby is typically one of the most exciting, joyful experiences in life, that is, as long as nothing goes wrong during pre-natal, labor, delivery or post-natal care processes. You may be the type of person who likes to research potential risks ahead of time when you are planning to give birth or participate in some other activity that can be dangerous.
Having trust in your doctor may have come easily for you. Perhaps you have gone for regular checkups for years and created a doctor-patient relationship with which you felt comfortable and happy to have. However, when you need to undergo a serious medical procedure such as surgery, your regular physician may not have the ability to perform the necessary tasks. As a result, you may find yourself having to trust a surgeon you have only met a few times.
As nervous as you were about the impending birth of your child, you likely assumed that your baby's -- and your own -- best chance for a healthy delivery was to trust in the knowledgeable expertise of your New Mexico obstetrician. Of course, most of the time, this really is the safest plan, as doctors go through years of specialized training and education to ensure they can provide the best care possible. Sometimes, though, the very instinct telling you to follow your doctor's advice may be leading you astray.