As a layperson, I humbly recognise the limitations of my understanding of matters pertaining to science.
I recognise the value in collaborating with a trusted qualified medical professional who can guide me and make recommendations for my health.
I am steadfast in my belief that being a layperson provides an opportunity to learn more.
I am steadfast in my belief that I am well served by educating myself to the best of my ability, so that I can make the most informed choices possible for myself.
I am steadfast in my belief that I am well served by asking questions of external authorities on matters pertaining to my personal health and medical choices.
I am steadfast in exercising my right, enshrined in law, to give informed consent – or not – to any medical treatment or procedure that my health provider suggests or recommends.
I am steadfast in accepting personal responsibility for all of my choices, including the choices that, with hindsight, I would choose differently.
I am steadfast in valuing and honouring my autonomy over my personal health and medical choices.
I am steadfast in my belief that ultimately, I am the authority on what is best for me.