By making use of the Judicial System, practices used by the healthcare system could be determined to be what they truly can be: cruel instruments of denial.
Patients ought to have a right to a healthcare system that responds to their needs by allowing for alternatives when necessary.
Some might consider the term 'hopeless condition' to be nothing but a result of the practice used to deny populations their God given right to make decisions for themselves, or a manifestation of hate, based upon the need to control the population by way of a practice used to create the problem in the first place.
And, if a patient dare challenge this feature of our landscape, he (or she) is likely to become identified as incompetent (with the practice of torture and mutilation of infant boys for example), or paranoid. Then, the provider can use his 'licensed opinion' to treat not only the problems resulting from the trauma caused by his practice, but also the reports he redefines as faulty perceptions. Please see also: Redefining a Sexual Reference
We need to be more realistic about the problems that result from separation, and the methods used by the medical profession to accomplish them.
Doctors are quite capable of creating the impression necessary to exploit those suffering with trauma they cause. Please see: Safe Delivery
The use of labels that include the term: 'hopeless' preclude all further discussion about treatments of any kind and complete rule out the physician as a competent provider.
We have a right, and need to develop treatment plans for ourselves when our conditions result from a doctor's practice, or opinion. And Beware! To seek consent for ongoing treatment from a physician with the opinion that we're hopeless might be used to prove that we're incompetent.