Informed Consent: The doctor’s duty to explain the risks of recommended procedures to a patient before the patient decides whether or not to go forward with the treatment.
Informed Consent - Frequently Asked Questions
The three categories of locked-in syndrome are complete, classic, and incomplete. The severity of the condition and the level of movement restriction determine the category of locked-in syndrome, with complete form being the most severe, incomplete form the least, and classic form in the middle. No matter which category of locked-in syndrome a person has,Read More
What is Gastric Branding? Gastric banding is a surgical procedure which was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001 as a means for helping obese patients successfully manage their weight. The procedure is usually only recommended for those with over 100 pounds in extra weight, with a body mass index exceedingRead More
Informed Consent - News Articles
Shane Ackerschott could no longer ignore the intense pain coming from his back. He knew he’d injured himself while moving freight at his job. But he didn’t want to admit that it was bad enough for an emergency room visit. He also didn’t know the extent of the damage. In November 2014, however, the painRead More
Stephanie Hollingsworth is used to sudden bursts of intense pain. She suffers from vasculitis, an autoimmune disease, and one of the symptoms is blood vessel inflammation causing severe muscle and joint pain. But one day in 2008, the suffering became unbearable. On November 21, ulcerations had formed on her feet and the aching in herRead More