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"Refusal of Care"
Season 11, Episode 18
Air date April 21, 2005
Written by Joe Sachs
Directed by Gloria Muzio
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Refusal of Care is the 18th episode of the 11th season of "E.R."


Susan, Sam and Neela treat a woman who has tried to stop her son from being deported by going on a hunger strike.

Pratt struggles to find a way to convince a woman with breast cancer to seek treatment. Abby treats two elderly sisters involved in a suspicious mugging.

To Kerry's delight, Carter donates $150 million to the hospital's new venture in exchange for naming rights.

Morris spends the entire shift finishing up a report for Susan.



Morris: Dr. Lewis, wait. May I call you Susan?
Susan: No!
[After Jake's pants slip off him during a procedure]
Pratt: Hey, man.
Chuny: Nice.
Pratt: What are you doing? Pull your pants up!
Jake: Sterile gloves.
Ray: That's a bummer.
Jake: Dr. Pratt, do you think you can...
Pratt: Hell no.
Jake: Ray?
Ray: Heh, no. I need to do a reduction exam.
Jake: Ah, Chuny?
Chuny: That would be sexual harassment.
[While looking at a snapshot of Jake with oversized scrubs that have slipped down to his ankles]
Pratt: Nah, boxers would stick out more.
Neela: It could be tighty whiteys.
Frank: Thong.
Ray: Hey, maybe Abby could settle this.
Chuny: Abby, boxers or briefs?
Abby: Actually, he goes commando.

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