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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- "Dr. Ranch"
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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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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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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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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Wendell Goins
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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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Dr. John Fung
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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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Dr. Atoya Adams
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg
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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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Dr. Scott Welker
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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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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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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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Consent Forms (Definition)

A consent form is a form a form that most patients are required to sign before undergoing any significant medical treatment. A consent form explains that the patient has been explained the nature of the treatment, and any potential ...Read more


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