The shifting focus from “consent” to how “informed” a patient should be.
How Informed Are Your Patients?
A robust informed consent process ensures your patients are truly knowledgeable about a procedure
Ethical Challenges in the Operating Room
The Lost Art of Medicine: Patient care is paramount in practice
The science of medicine continues to expand rapidly, and this is obviously good for humanity. The art of medicine, on the other hand, has been largely forgotten. This skill is the basis of the time-honored physician-patient relationship and is an important aspect of good patient care. So why have so many physicians forgotten this basic skill? Why would a caring physician disregard any expertise that would benefit his patient?
A New Look at Informed Consent: Recent guidelines prompt patient-centered approach
Otolaryngologists are likely to see some changes in the way informed consent is handled at the hospitals where they perform surgery. Recent changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), along with Joint Commission rules, have prompted many hospitals and health systems to get more involved in what previously fell firmly in the physician’s purview.