Tag Archive for ‘patient autonomy’
Patient autonomy and end-of-life care: A COVID-19 story
The author describes a difficult decision involving patient autonomy and end-of-life care in the form of a phone call, during the height of New York City’s pandemic crisis, from a woman who sounded to be in respiratory distress but refused to go to the hospital.
Discussing the role of surgical trainees with patients: Challenges and opportunities
Identifies the benefits and challenges associated with the surgical trainee’s role in patient care and provides recommendations for discussing trainee involvement with patients.
Respect for whose autonomy? Communicating with patients regarding trainee involvement
Examines how surgeons can counsel patients on trainee participation in their care and discusses the “graded responsibility” model for surgical training.