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Explain the process of informed consent please?
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
... my advice is to develop a strong relasionship with your patient and try to handle the informed conscent in personalised manner, it is not only a legal matter, remember there is a patient at the other end of our treatment.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: Info, choice
Doctors give you information about a particular treatment or test in order for you to decide whether or not you wish to undergo such treatment or test.
This process of understanding the risks & benefits of treatment is known as informed consent. It is based on the moral & legal premise of patient autonomy-the patient has the right to make decisions about their health and medical conditions.

In brief: Info, choice
Doctors give you information about a particular treatment or test in order for you to decide whether or not you wish to undergo such treatment or test.
This process of understanding the risks & benefits of treatment is known as informed consent. It is based on the moral & legal premise of patient autonomy-the patient has the right to make decisions about their health and medical conditions.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Informing the pt
Informed consent is exactly what it sounds like- the process of explaining what a procedure is expected to accomplish, the details of how it will accomplish the expected outcome and any risks to the procedure.
It's a give and take which should be done in a language the patient can understand. It should allow the patient to ask questions until satisfied s/he understands and can consent.

In brief: Informing the pt
Informed consent is exactly what it sounds like- the process of explaining what a procedure is expected to accomplish, the details of how it will accomplish the expected outcome and any risks to the procedure.
It's a give and take which should be done in a language the patient can understand. It should allow the patient to ask questions until satisfied s/he understands and can consent.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Should also include alternatives
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