Informed Consent

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Oct 24, 2017
Physicians Can Be at Risk When Homebound Patients Refuse Help
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Physicians are focusing on treatment plans that include the kind of care patients need at home. However, physicians face potential liability when patients refuse help that is offered or neglect to follow up as instructed.

Feb 18, 2016
Are Decisions Shared?
Robin Diamond, JD, RN, Senior Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
There is a growing emphasis on patient-centered care and shared decision making in healthcare.
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Jul 19, 2013
Orthopedics: Informed Consent
Robert Morton, ARM, CPHRM, Director, Patient Safety, The Doctors Company, and Dana Faber, RN, BS, Patient Safety/Risk Management Account Executive, The Doctors Company.
Inadequate informed consent communication between the surgeon and the patient/family is a top factor contributing to claims against orthopedists.

Apr 29, 2013
Informed Consent: Substance and Signature
Robert Morton, ARM, CPHRM, Director, Department of Patient Safety, The Doctors Company.
Informed consent protects and informs both the patient and the physician.

Sep 01, 1999
Obtaining Informed Consent in a Teaching Situation
Mark Gorney, M.D., F.A.C.S., clinical professor emeritus of plastic surgery at Stanford University, is a founding member of The Doctors Company. Dr. Gorney, the company's medical director for 18 years, is now governor emeritus and senior consultant in plastic surgery.
It is important to inform patients when a resident physician will perform all or part of a procedure.

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