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Medical Informed Consent Form Sample
What should you do if you are supporting someone who cannot give informed consent to medical procedures?
Power of attorney: Or a advanced directive by the patient ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Risks benefits: And alternatives of proposed treatment are discussed ...Read more
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
Informed decision: Informed decision = being educated about options before making a choice or giving consent. ...Read more
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
I was informed by a great dr here I should stay away from nsaids. Should I add it to my medical id im getting?
Up to you: Those id's are usually for allergies and if you have not taken one I would not list it as an allergy. ...Read more
I am informed there's many medical testing that you can't drink anything that has caffeine in it. Why?
What if I can't pay for a visit do most doctors have free samples for the medicine? And is it really expensive? I do not have any medical coverage at this time
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
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
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
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 reason why a person would lose their eyesight after taking and ED drug and how common is that?
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
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
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
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
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
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