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 to Thank you!

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2 Responses to “Podcast 100: Practical informed consent”

  1. G L Florentin-Lee says:

    Informed patient consent remains a concept where modalities are either dumbed-down or reduced to a defensive tick box exercise, which renders the the whole business meaningless. The patient cohort is sufficiently diverse extending from those who really are very well informed and capable to those where ignorance and/or ability to exercise choice are sufficiently ‘challenged’ that a significant degree of education is required. There appears no appetite for the time or care required to translate the concept into a worthwhile and proper process. Many practitioners try, most do not.

  2. J. Silva, MD says:

    I appreciated Podcast 100. As a PCP I found it painfully honest. I’m glad Joe brought up the time factor involved in appropriate discussion. This is also a factor in the office too, where even in Patient-Centered Medical Home models, PCPs are still expected to accomplish: 1. relationship/confidence building. 2. review, 3. diagnosis, 4. teach back, and likely now do better with consenting all in a 10-15 minute encounter. Often after the specialty visit!
    Reimbursement reform for this model is sorely needed.
    Great interview with a knowledgeable guest.

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