September 28, 2018 - HYNES - Physicians Conference


Consent is not a 4-letter word: Ethical (and legal) issues with Informed Consent

Dr. Ron Pelton (Presenter)

Medical malpractice claims and ethics challenges often arise because a health care provider failed to obtain informed consent prior to performing a medical procedure that caused harm. If a patient is injured as the result of a procedure that they did not formally consent to, the surgeon may be challenged both legally and ethically.  It is important to remember that informed consent is more than simply getting a patient to sign a written consent form. It is a process of communicationbetween a patient and physician that results in the patient's authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention.  Ignore at your own risk.


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