Articles matching the ‘Informed consent’ Category

June 17th, 2022

Podcast 292: Informed consent and apnea testing for death — or — What is death, anyway?

Apnea testing is part of the protocol used to determine whether a patient is dead according to neurologic criteria. The question is, do clinicians need to obtain consent to proceed? In a fascinating 15-minute chat, two intensivists, Drs. Patricia Kritek and Robert Truog, discuss that question and another, larger one: what is death, anyway? Their back-and-forth […]


September 10th, 2010

Podcast 100: Practical informed consent

We’re not talking about philosophy here, but practical clinical approaches to making sure your patients understand what they’re agreeing to, and have the information to ask the right questions before they sign that form. It’s podcast 100. I’m always looking for ways to make this useful, and if you have any reactions, please drop a line […]


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