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Informed Consent (Definition)

Informed consent is the process of communication between a patient and physician that helps a patient make an educated decision regarding a medical intervention. The physician must provide thorough information to the patient regarding his/her diagnosis, potential treatment, risks and benefits of the ...Read more


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What exactly is informed consent?

What exactly is informed consent?

Risks/Alter/Benefits: In medical matters, informed consent implies that a patient has been given clear understanding of the risks, alternatives, and benefits of a particular treatment and has the mental faculties to comprehend the information. ...Read more

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Explain the process of informed consent please?

Explain the process of informed consent please?

A dilemma: A nervous patient needing an extraction wants to know exactly what is about to happen. He obviously has elevated BP due to nervousness, I am about to raise it even more with the anesthesia (epi). Do I really need to explain the details of how I will cut the gums and bone and the inherent dangers? Will this not increase the risks to him & what will it accomplish? There's no real alternative tx! ...Read more

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Explain the process of getting informed consent?

Patient-doctor: The doctor/patient relationship is so important to achieve a positive outcome. The doctor discusses: the diagnosis or problem that is being addressed, the options that are available to correct the problem, the pros and cons of each option, his or her recomendations and why, risks/benefits, likely outcome and clinical course, if it involves a procedure the surgeon should relate his own experience. ...Read more

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In the field of medicine, what is informed consent?

Risks benefits: And alternatives of proposed treatment are discussed ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best way to define "informed consent"?

Legal definition: Ic is a responsibility that a physician has, to reveal what a reasonably prudent physician employing reasonable care would tell a patient as to whatever reasonably foreseeable risks of harm might result from a proposed course of treatment. This disclosure must be done in a way that a patient, exercising ordinary care can intelligently exercise judgment by balancing probable risks and benefits. ...Read more

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What is the best way to define "informed consent" for an elderly person?

Informed Consent: Hello! This is a form that explains what procedure you are having, why it is being done, the risks, benefits, and allows you to ask the doctor any questions you may have prior to saying you will allow them to perform anything on you. If you don't agree with what is in the informed consent, you don't sign and the doctor cannot perform the procedure.. ...Read more

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Why is informed consent overlooked when it comes to resident obstetric treatment?

It shouldn't: All procedures should go through an informed consent process regardless of who is doing the procedure. You do not need to give consent to be seen by a resident. It is your choice to go to a teaching hospital. If you don't want that, don't go there. A resident is a licensed doctor who is undergoing specialty training. ...Read more

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As poa, do I need to tell my loved one about informed consent?

Most definitely: In the end, it's your decision since they singed that away to you, but it's the only right thing. ...Read more

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What's a truly informed consent form for someone with mood disorders?

Informed consent: First there is a discussion of your health issue, and recommendation for treatment. Alternate treatments and questions from patient will be answered. Your support, family and friends will be involved. The process is more about the risk/benefit analysis, and making the best decision for your health. Its not about your level of information retention. Make sure your family is with you. ...Read more

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Who do you talk to, the nurse when the doctor doesn't tell you about informed consent.?

Who do you talk to, the nurse when the doctor doesn't tell you about informed consent.?

Another doctor: If your doctor hasn't made arrangements to properly inform you about the risks, benefits and alternatives to surgery as well as other important things like what the scars will be like, how to care for incisions or physical restrictions post-op, then it is probably time to see another doctor unless you are on death's door. It's the doctor's responsibility, not the nurse's! ...Read more

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Tpa (alteplase) fail & they wait to do surgery until family is located. Too late by then for surgery. Er dr couldn't do surgery cuz he didn't have informed consent.?

Not nessecarily: It depends on the situation and the emergent nature of the procedure needed. It is always preferred, to have informed consent prior to doing anything, but under certain situations/emergencies a life saving procedure can be performed even if informed concent is not possible. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of an informed decision?

Informed decision: Informed decision = being educated about options before making a choice or giving consent. ...Read more

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Can the consults here be relied upon for sound medical advice & valid for medical-legal purposes? Pls inform. If u r not sure, pls confirm w/collegue

Can the consults here be relied upon for sound medical advice & valid for medical-legal purposes? Pls inform. If u r not sure, pls confirm w/collegue

Absolutely: All the physicians here are thoroughly vetted, well trained, Board Certified Physicians. We have an active Peer review process to assess consults that are given as well. Perhaps you need to check with customer service if you have other concerns. ...Read more

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I am informed there's many medical testing that you can't drink anything that has caffeine in it. Why?

I am informed there's many medical testing that you can't drink anything that has caffeine in it. Why?

Affects results: If you mean blood pressure and heart rate for example. Yes, caffeine raises both and results will vary because of it. ...Read more

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My sixteen yr old just informed me that she had sexual intercourse one yr ago. Should I still take her to my gyn & her medical dr as well.?

My sixteen yr old just informed me that she had sexual intercourse one yr ago. Should I still take her to my gyn & her medical dr as well.?

Discuss: It is a good thing that your daughter told you. Now you can have a frank discussion re safe sex. She should use the right protection all the time and receive the hpv vaccine if she has not. If you feel uncomfortable her pediatrician or your gyn should be able to help. There may also be some resources at her school that she could use as well. ...Read more

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How medically sound is the diagnosis of an acupuncturist? If I'm informed I have kidney problems (and more) is it worth bringing up with a doctor?

How medically sound is the diagnosis of an acupuncturist? If I'm informed I have kidney problems (and more) is it worth bringing up with a doctor?

Sound within context: The diagnosis of a competent acupuncturist is sound within the context chinese medicine but not western medicine. In other words, when an acupuncturist says you have "kidney yin deficiency" for example, this refers to the concept of the kidney meridian. It's likely that a western doctor would find no measurable problem with your kidneys but this does not mean the acupuncturist is wrong. See comment:. ...Read more

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Gross hematuria at end of urination, occasional clots at beginning of urination, no related pain during. "Tense" bladder, scrotum pain. Blood/urine samples clean. Age 28, male. Suspecting (ex medical student) prostate or bladder, tumor or lesion. Atypical

Gross hematuria at end of urination, occasional clots at beginning of urination, no related pain during. "Tense" bladder, scrotum pain. Blood/urine samples clean. Age 28, male. Suspecting (ex medical student) prostate or bladder, tumor or lesion. Atypical

Get a medical check: Bleeding in the urine in a young person is less likely related to a tumor. You should seek a visit with a good internist and let him/her run tests to rule our intrinsic renal disease (like Glomerulonephritis) or a bleeding disorder. Let us check your CBC and Platelets, PT, PTT and renal function along with Urinalysis. If you need further help contact us after you have first seen a PCP and done labs. ...Read more

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Is there any medical condition that would cause loss of eyesight from taking ED pills or can it happen to anyone?

Is there any medical condition that would cause loss of eyesight from taking ED pills or can it happen to anyone?

Optic Neuropathy: Non arteretic anterior ischemic neuropathy. Here is the url
http://prometheus. Med. Utah. Edu/~bwjones/2005/05/viagra-and-vision-loss/
in happens in diabetics and heart disease patients. ...Read more

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Is there any medical reason why a person would lose their eyesight after taking and ED drug and how common is that?

Is there any medical reason why a person would lose their eyesight after taking and ED drug and how common is that?

See answer below: While vision loss is listed among the most serious adevrse events of therapies used for erectile dysfunction such as Cialis for example, it is not a common side effect. ...Read more

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What are the natural ways to cure the erectile dysfunction? Is there any medical treatment for ed?

What are the natural ways to cure the erectile dysfunction? Is there any medical treatment for ed?

See below.: Ed at your age is very likely not an organic problem that requires medications. It is most likely psychogenic. If you wake up with erections or have erections with masturbation you do not have ed. Yohimbine can work in young men with this problem. For men with ed vacuum pumps and obstructing rings are a mechanical option. Otherwise meds such as viagra (sildenafil) are the standard therapy. ...Read more

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How is a medical exam used by the insurance company?

How is a medical exam used by the insurance company?

Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. It is easy to shop. Even if you are not truthful, for life insurance the policy is vaid if you live one or 2 years. ...Read more

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Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. ...Read more

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How do insurance companies use my medical information?

How do insurance companies use my medical information?

Many ways.: Insurance companies collect information on the type of visit billed by the doctor, the associated diagnosis (pneumonia, diabetes), the medicines that were prescribed, and any other treatments given. They then use that info to calculate risk, track spending, limit how many meds or services are provided, and many other ways we don't know about. Just assume they know everything. ...Read more

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Is exercise harmful for someone with a medical problem?

Is exercise harmful for someone with a medical problem?

May be helpful: Everyone can and should exercise within the limits of their abilities. There are few medical conditions where no form of exercise is safe. Speak with your primary physician regarding your ability to exercise and discuss any considerations specific to your conditions. ...Read more

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I need an expert opinion who can review my medical case.

I need an expert opinion who can review my medical case.

Depends: If you have a workers compensation or injury, doctors who perform independent medical examination can reveiw your case. If you are seeking a second opinion the experts in that feild or specialise in that type of medicine will be appropriate. ...Read more

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What can I do to get medical assistance if I'm homeless?

What can I do to get medical assistance if I'm homeless?

Your nearest....: Health Department will help or will direct you to where you need to go. If it is an emergent reason go to your nearest Emergency Department. ...Read more