Making Medical Decisions
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|Wed, 11-07-2012 - 12:12pm|
I just read an article from Huffington Post where a dad is discussing his frustrations over doctors who do not follow state law in allowing him to contribute to medical decisions regarding his son: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/divorced-dads-rights-fath_n_2082316.html?1352223211
I'm the one that makes the majority of medical decisions when it comes to my boys, I handle all the doctors visits, medication changes, vaccinations, etc. It's just an area of parenting that my husband has never gotten involved. I would be a bit annoyed if he suddenly wanted to be involved with it, just because it's easier to do it on my own, but realize that he has the right to play an active role if he so chooses.
Do you think that medical decisions should be made by one or both parents? Also, does a stepmom have any right to become involved in making decisions if she has helped out with doctor's appointments, medical issues, etc.?