Tag Archive for ‘informed consent’

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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.

Legislative activities and informed consent

ACS advocacy efforts and an automated informed consent tool are the two ACS benefits summarized in this month’s column.

Sharing clinical photographs: Patient rights, professional ethics, and institutional responsibilities

This article describes best practices for sharing clinical photographs and includes a case study highlighting real-world patient privacy concerns, security issues related to mobile device usage, and other ethical considerations.

The role of politics in shaping surgical training

Political and socioeconomic factors have affected surgical education over the last several decades, and, in particular, government funding has had a significant impact on graduate medical education programs. This article addresses how surgical training has responded to external pressures, including surgical workforce shortages and resident work-hour restrictions, and considers the issue of patient consent as it relates to the role of surgical trainees.

Procedure-Specific Consents available online

Details regarding the Web-based standardized informed content documents with pre- and postoperative instructions for more than 2,300 surgical procedures are featured in this news story.

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