Tag Archive for ‘physician-patient relationship’

Surgeons in the OR

A trauma surgeon on trial

Lessons learned from a trauma surgeon who was sued for a lack of “reasonable care and diligence,” including his experiences during the trial process, are shared.

OR door

To protect and serve: The ethical dilemma of allowing police access to trauma patients

The surgeon’s responsibilities when treating a patient who is remanded to police custody are discussed including a case study that highlights ethical factors to consider regarding law enforcement access to a patient.


New resources for surgeons to obtain true informed consent

New informed consent resources developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and The Joint Commission are summarized.


Trust: The keystone of the physician-patient relationship

Trust is the basis for a productive physician-patient according to Dr. Pellegrini, who summarizes his John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture presented at Clinical Congress 2016.

Talking through time: Trends in communication and the evolving patient-physician relationship

This article describes the effects of technology on patient-physician interactions and illustrates how patient access to medical information affects clinical decision making.

Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries?

The subject of this article—the benefits and challenges associated with surgeon disclosure—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC.

When states practice medicine: Physician gag laws

As a physician, you ask your patients a number of personal questions during the course of exams in order to provide the best care.


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